Cross Chiropractic Center Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you understand your spine and what it requires? Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Cross Chiropractic Center prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor assesses your low back when there is low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when there is arm pain, your low back when there is leg pain, your thoracic spine when you have thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer does not. The chiropractic profession strives to deliver the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for your spine while your Sandy Springs chiropractor strives to communicate openly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your best clinical outcome: relief of pain.

YOUR INSURER

Administrators’ data does not tell the whole story about back pain. In a study comparing self-reported low back pain to data assembled by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and such discovered that these two groups do not agree. Self-reported data about low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data differed in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.

YOUR BACK PAIN

In a study that expressly examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient angle and the objective testing angle found that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, real input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors doing objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to observe that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is valuable in the overall picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor factors in this evidence to take care of your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Sandy Springs chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Cross Chiropractic Center. A fascinating study of chiropractic students found that as each year of school passed they became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is prepared to take care of Sandy Springs back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers write today that the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one such non-drug pain management offering. In a study of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients filled an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are shown to have higher clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries 12 months later, less opioid-associated disability, fewer traumatic falls and injuries, slower declines in activities of daily living and disability over time) at less expense (fewer medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery cost) with more satisfaction. (5) These aren’t bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they described how non-pharmacological alleviating treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Make a non-surgical Sandy Springs chiropractic care visit with Cross Chiropractic Center. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor knows your spine well and how to relieve it of pain: neck pain, arm pain, low back pain or leg pain.

 
 Cross Chiropractic Center presents how non-drug treatment of back pain combined with knowledge of the spine and its pain help in the relief of spine pain: more quickly and less costly. 
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