Cross Chiropractic Center Helps Back Pain Patients Manage Their Back Pain

Chiropractic’s goal is to provide the back pain sufferer a sense of control over the back pain and to live through the pain while not avoiding life. That’s also the goal of your Sandy Springs chiropractor: gentle, pain-relieving, conservative care of spine pain. It’s a partnership involving the Sandy Springs back pain sufferer, the back pain care giver, and even the back pain payer (ie Medicare).


Being a chiropractor is amazing! A recent survey reported that chiropractors like yours at Cross Chiropractic Center relish their profession most because they are able to reduce pain and build strength, flexibility, and power alongside their patients via a comprehensive treatment plan. Two of the top features of being a chiropractor were noted as “being trained to diagnose”the foundation for quality care and wanted clinical outcomes! -  and “being able to transform peoples’ quality of life.” (1) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor agrees! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - particularly in managing spine pain issues is the best part of daily practice.


Researchers questioned how a community’s healthcare workforce influenced the care of low back pain sufferers. They found that one new spine surgeon increased non-conservative care episodes by 31.3 per 1000 older adults, the addition of one primary care physician decreased 2.5 conservative care episodes per 1000 mature adults, and the addition of one chiropractor increased 18.7 conservative care episodes and subtracted 3.6 non-conservative care episodes per 1000 mature adults. The researchers acknowledge certain limitations in their study as they pulled a specific group of patients from the 16 million Medicare Part B enrollees (who had at least one episode of low back pain and relocation) which left 402,372 persons in the study. (2) In the Medicare population, healthcare provider availability impacts how much is spent on each beneficiary. The effect is altered by provider type and whether the provider availability increases or decreases. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly associated with higher spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community decreased spending. (3) In Sandy Springs, back pain sufferers get a partner at Cross Chiropractic Center who can guide them with in-office care in addition to at-home self-care.


Medicine is recognizing that the one who is truly at the center of managing pain and chronic disorders is the person suffering with pain and chronic disorder. When back pain happens to be the chronic issue, the low back pain sufferer self-manages much of the time anyway and desires suggestions regarding how best to do that: when to request more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to handle pain (behavioral changes to manage and prevent pain), and how to be confident in managing their pain independently. These all take encouragement from clinicians concerning education about the condition and the partnership of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) Sandy Springs back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at Cross Chiropractic Center must work on how each sees back pain management to most advantageously help the patient!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and effectively relieves back pain due to spinal stenosis and assists the patient in his own self-care practice to manage and prevent back pain.

Make your next Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center now. Along with delivering relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, Cross Chiropractic Center attempts to give our Sandy Springs spine pain patients a sense of control over their situation. 

Cross Chiropractic Center encourages back pain sufferers to manage their back pain so it does not mange them. 
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