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Malverne Health & Wellness Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you know your spine and what it requires? Does your doctor? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Malverne Health & Wellness prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Malverne chiropractic patients. Your Malverne chiropractor examines your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when there is neck pain, your neck when you have arm pain, your low back when there’s leg pain, your thoracic spine when there is thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer does not. The chiropractic profession strives to provide the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for your spine while your Malverne chiropractor strives to communicate openly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief, etc.

YOUR INSURER

Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the whole story about back pain. In one study comparing 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 groups don’t agree. Self-reported data about low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients based 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) Malverne Health & Wellness 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 revealed 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 who filled out objective tests. These findings led the researchers to observe that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is important in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Malverne chiropractor factors in this evidence to take care of your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Malverne chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Malverne Health & Wellness. 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 ready to take care of Malverne back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers report today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug pain management offering. In an analysis 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 utilize chiropractic are found to have higher clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries a year 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 higher levels of 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 relieving treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical Malverne chiropractic care appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness. Know that Malverne Health & Wellness knows Malverne back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 
 Malverne Health & Wellness 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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