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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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)? Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Toronto chiropractic patients. Your Toronto chiropractor examines your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when there is neck pain, your neck when there’s arm pain, your low back when you have 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 does not. The chiropractic profession endeavors to provide the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Toronto chiropractor strives to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal 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 a study that compared self-reported low back pain to data gathered by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and such found that these two groups do not agree. Self-reported data about low back pain (21.2%) was higher than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data varied in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 do not correlate well either. At least in this comparison, actual input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors who filled out objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to note that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is important in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Toronto chiropractor uses this evidence to take care of your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Toronto chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. A fascinating study of chiropractic students found that with each year of education they became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is ready to take care of Toronto back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial 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 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 use 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 expense (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 relieving treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical Toronto chiropractic care appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Your Toronto chiropractor knows your spine well and how to relieve it of pain: neck pain, arm pain, low back pain or leg pain.

 
 Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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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