Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you know your spine and what it requires? Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Executive Chiropractic of Iowa prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our West Des Moines chiropractic patients. Your West Des Moines chiropractor assesses 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’s leg pain, your thoracic spine when you have thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor knows your spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer doesn’t. The chiropractic profession strives to deliver the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your West Des Moines chiropractor endeavors to communicate openly with your insurer for your best care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: relief of pain.

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 administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and the like found that these two sources 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 differed in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.

YOUR BACK PAIN

In a study that specifically examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient angle and the objective testing angle found that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in this comparison, authentic input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors doing objective tests. These findings led 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 West Des Moines chiropractor factors in this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your West Des Moines chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. A fascinating study of chiropractic students found that with each year of education the students became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is prepared to take care of West Des Moines 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 inhibit unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one such non-drug pain management offering. In an analysis 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 found to have better 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 cost (fewer medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery cost) with higher levels of 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 describing how non-pharmacological alleviating treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

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

 
 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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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