surgery is one of the most overused types of surgery as well as the most common
ailment that sends patients to doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists,”
reports Crain’s Detroit Business magazine’s article titled
Health Insurers Look for Ways to Cut Costs with Back Surgery. What a way
to begin an article! It continues:
- $90 billion on low back pain alone annually
- 1.2 million spinal surgeries a
- $60,000 to $110,000 per lumbar fusion
surgery (the fastest-growing type of surgery in the past 10 years)
back surgery failure rate, the so-called “failed back syndrome” or the more “politically
correct” term “post-surgical continued pain syndrome,” may be as high
as 50%. (1) With healthcare spending in the US over $3.5
trillion - $10,739 a person – it is no wonder that insurers look
for another way to cut costs, especially when one-third
of the money goes to hospital care of chronic illnesses. (2)
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is well-equipped and knowledgeable
in offering non-hospital-based care to help Manahawkin back pain –
chronic and acute – patients find relief of and handle
their back pain – as well as post-surgical continued back pain - non-surgically.
BACK PAIN FACTS
back pain is the leading reason of years lived with
disability around the world. Today, guidelines
for low back pain relief care discourage pain medications, steroid injections
and spine surgery and encourage physical therapy and psychological therapy.
Healthcare systems are apt to struggle with
these new approaches. Why? Pharmaceutical companies’ financial
interests, old payment systems that favor medical care, outdated traditions,
and legal, personal, political, and societal beliefs of us all. These thoughts
are presented in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization,
believe it or not. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center reads this with interest.
Considering these facts, it’s not hard to believe that
some back pain sufferers will pick back surgery over
non-surgical management of their back pain. “Patients go where
insurance pays, even if it is surgery.” In one study, back pain sufferers made
the choice to visit a primary care physician (PCP) or
physical therapist (PT) or chiropractor first because of their health plan type, co-payment, and deductible. Amending
these factors to make them more valuable/less expensive/less
restrictive as to provider type might well encourage
low back pain sufferers to pick non-hospital, conservative
treatment rather than back surgery. (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center likes this! Less than 1% of back pain sufferers require back surgery. (5) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is ready to help
the rest of the Manahawkin back pain
sufferers manage their back pain and rework their
lifestyles to live with the spine they have and cope with
its episodes of pain and relief.
back pain sufferers are not alone if their back pain comes
back. It happens. It is controllable. It’s
manageable. Some facts first: Within a year of recovery, 69% of
patients experienced another episode of back pain of some sort. What
risks trigger a recurrence of back pain? Awkward
postures, long sitting times, and more than 2 prior back pain experiences. (6) It’s ok though. Really!
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center helps Manahawkin back pain patients find their
way through these recurrences and deal with them so they don’t limit anyone’s enjoyment of life.
We have a treatment plan!
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
to Dr. Kimble Cater on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson share how
he helped an expectant mother with her repeated episodes of back pain. Whether you’re pregnant or not, Manahawkin chiropractic care at
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can help you deal with repeated episodes of back
Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic appointment at
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center for back pain relief. Our care is not overused! The gentle, effective, evidence-based system of
Technic look for 50% relief within 4-6 weeks of care and often delivers
70%, 80%, 90% and greater for many of our patients at less cost – in
terms of finances and lifestyle – than back surgery.