When back pain arises (and/or has turned
into chronic low back pain) so too does the question of
which healthcare provider to see. It is
a valid question! Research reports that the first healthcare professional
establishes the course for care, cost, and outcome of the back pain spell.
A new study stated that first-provider chiropractic care was less expensive than care by other first-provider healthcare professionals.
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre delivers individualized treatment plans for Toronto
back pain relief and prevention.
CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN: Contributing and Preventing Factors
Despite the fact that chronic low back
pain is notably common in older adults, research just hasn’t
described what contributes to it or to its
prevention. One analysis of 4 databases of 31,080 older adults uncovered
an extensive list of issues that may contribute (from being
female, obese, anxious, depressed, having had falls in the past,
lifestyle issues like smoking, having weak abdominal muscles, occupational issues
like having a job for longer than 10 years that necessitated
bending/lifting, etc.) and factors that may prevent chronic low
back pain (intermediate level of leisure-time physical activity). (1) These
researchers, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, and our patients would like to know more conclusively
what prompts chronic low back pain!
Even more desired is guidance on how to manage it.
REFERRALS FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE
A survey of US office-based physicians tackled how referrals
affected the care of back pain. The participants
were questioned as to their referrals for particular
complementary health approaches like herbs/non-vitamin supplements,
chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture and mind-body therapies
(meditation, guided imagery, progressive relaxation). 60% of the physicians reported
they endorsed these approaches when patients asked
for them. More female than male physicians related
using evidence in peer-reviewed journals as rationale
for recommending such approaches. (2) An additional troubling
factor for female back pain sufferers is that they are consistently
noted as having greater levels of frailty than men. (3) Frailty is always a concern in our older patients. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is always prepared to discuss the benefits
– perceived by patients and documented by
research – of chiropractic and more specifically, Cox® Technic, with interested healthcare
professionals and spine pain sufferers.
CHIROPRACTIC RISES TO THE TOP
Another review of 3,799,593 low back pain patients appeared this past month highlighting how influential
the first healthcare provider was in their study on cost and outcome for back
pain. Healthcare utilization (imaging, prescriptions, tests, visits, etc.),
opioid prescribing, and cost were greater when seeing
certain providers first: orthopedist ($9434), acupuncturist ($9205), primary
care physician ($5660), and chiropractor ($5093). (4) Seeing
which provider first was the least expensive without any detrimental effect on diagnosis
or serious illness? The chiropractor! When it comes to
back pain, neck pain and spine-related pain, Toronto chiropractic care
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the good
outcome for a lumbar spinal stenosis low back pain sufferer who got
relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management after she had consulted
other healthcare professionals.
Make your Toronto chiropractic
appointment today. The question of which healthcare provider
to consult arises, think of your