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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 insurance provider (ie, Medicare)? Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Ashburn chiropractic patients. Your Ashburn chiropractor assesses your low back when there is low back pain, your neck when you have 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 ”gets” your spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer doesn’t. The chiropractic profession strives to deliver the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for your spine while your Ashburn chiropractor endeavors to communicate openly with your insurer for your best 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 whole story about back pain. In one study comparing self-reported low back pain to data gathered by health groups that track low back pain via billing codes and such found that these two sources 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 a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.

YOUR BACK PAIN

In a study that expressly looked at one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient angle and the objective testing angle revealed 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 led the researchers to notice 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 Ashburn chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Ashburn chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. A fascinating study of chiropractic students found that as each year of school passed 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 Ashburn back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers report 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 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 cost (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 relieving treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Make a non-surgical Ashburn chiropractic care visit with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Your Ashburn chiropractor knows your spine well and how to relieve it of pain: neck pain, arm pain, low back pain or leg pain.

 
 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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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