Minster Chiropractic Center Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you know your spine and what it needs? Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Minster Chiropractic Center prides itself on knowing the spine of each of our Minster chiropractic patients. Your Minster chiropractor examines your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when you have neck pain, your neck when you have arm pain, your low back when there is leg pain, your thoracic spine when there is thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor knows your spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer doesn’t. The chiropractic profession endeavors to provide the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Minster chiropractor strives to communicate openly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: relief of pain.


Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the entire story about back pain. In a study that compared self-reported low back pain to data collected by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and such discovered that these two sources don’t agree. Self-reported data about low back pain (21.2%) was higher than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data differed in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Minster Chiropractic Center knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.


In a study that specifically looked at one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient point of view and the objective testing angle revealed that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, actual input was from people: patients who filled out questionnaires and doctors who filled out objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to observe that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is important in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Minster chiropractor uses this evidence to take care of your spine.


Your Minster chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Minster Chiropractic Center. An interesting study of chiropractic students revealed how 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 ready to take care of Minster back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers report 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 shown to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries a year 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 alleviating treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical Minster chiropractic care visit with Minster Chiropractic Center. Know that Minster Chiropractic Center knows Minster back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 Minster Chiropractic Center 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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