Minster Chiropractic Center Helps Back Pain Patients Manage Their Back Pain

Chiropractic’s goal is to give the back pain patient a sense of control over the back pain and to live through the pain while not avoiding life. That’s also the goal of your Minster chiropractor: gentle, pain-relieving, conservative care of spine pain. It is a partnership among the Minster back pain sufferer, the back pain care giver, and even the back pain payer (ie Medicare).


Being a chiropractor is amazing! A new survey found that chiropractors like yours at Minster Chiropractic Center enjoy their profession most as they are able to decrease pain as well as increase strength, flexibility, and power with their patients through an inclusive treatment plan. Two of the best features of being a chiropractor were reported as “being trained to diagnose”the foundation for quality care and wanted clinical outcomes! -  and “being able to transform peoples’ quality of life.” (1) Your Minster chiropractor agrees! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - especially in managing spine pain issues is a big part of daily practice.


Researchers questioned how a community’s healthcare workforce impacted the care of low back pain sufferers. They found that one new spine surgeon increased non-conservative care episodes by 31.3 per 1000 older adults, the increase of one primary care physician decreased 2.5 conservative care episodes per 1000 older adults, and the addition of one chiropractor added 18.7 conservative care episodes and subtracted 3.6 non-conservative care episodes per 1000 older adults. The researchers state certain limitations in their study as they pulled a specific set of patients from the 16 million Medicare Part B enrollees (who reported at least one occurrence of low back pain and relocation) which left 402,372 persons in the analysis set. (2) In the Medicare population, healthcare provider availability influences how much is expended on each beneficiary. The effect is altered by provider type and whether the provider availability rises or falls. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly linked with more spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community reduced spending. (3) In Minster, back pain sufferers have a partner at Minster Chiropractic Center who can help them with in-office care as well as at-home self-care.


Medicine is recognizing that the one who is really at the center of managing pain and chronic disorders is the person experiencing pain and chronic disorder. When back pain happens to be the chronic issue, the low back pain patient self-manages most of the time anyway and needs suggestions about how best to do that: when to pursue more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to manage pain (behavioral changes to handle and prevent pain), and how to be assured of their independent pain management’s effectiveness. These all take guidance from clinicians regarding education about the condition and the collaboration of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) Minster back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center must work on how each views back pain management to best reduce the pain!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and successfully alleviates back pain due to spinal stenosis and assists the patient in his own self-care practice to manage and stop another episode of back pain.

Schedule your next Minster chiropractic appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center today. In conjunction with providing relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, Minster Chiropractic Center attempts to give our Minster spine pain patients a sense of control over their condition. 

Minster Chiropractic Center encourages back pain sufferers to manage their back pain so it does not mange them. 
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