Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you understand your spine and what it needs? Does your doctor? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic prides itself on knowing the spine of each of our Eugene chiropractic patients. Your Eugene chiropractor examines your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when there is neck pain, your neck when there is arm pain, your low back when there is leg pain, your thoracic spine when there’s thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer doesn’t. The chiropractic profession endeavors to provide the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Eugene chiropractor endeavors to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your best clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief, etc.

YOUR INSURER

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

YOUR BACK PAIN

In a study that specifically looked at 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, authentic input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors who filled out objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to observe that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is valuable in the overall picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Eugene chiropractor factors in this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Eugene chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. An interesting study of chiropractic students revealed how with each year of learning they became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is prepared to take care of Eugene back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps growing! Researchers write today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug pain management offering. In a study of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients got an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who use chiropractic are shown to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries a year later, less opioid-linked 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 are not 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.

Schedule a non-surgical Eugene chiropractic care visit with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Your Eugene chiropractor knows your spine well and how to relieve it of pain: neck pain, arm pain, low back pain or leg pain.

 
 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares 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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