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

How well do you understand your spine and what it needs? Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Manahawkin Chiropractic Center prides itself on knowing the spine of each of our Manahawkin chiropractic patients. Your Manahawkin chiropractor assesses your low back when there is low back pain, your neck when there’s 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. Sadly, sometimes your insurer doesn’t. The chiropractic profession endeavors to deliver the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for your spine while your Manahawkin chiropractor endeavors to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your best clinical outcome: relief of pain.


Administrators’ data does not tell the entire story about back pain. In one study that compared self-reported low back pain to data collected by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and the like found that these two groups don’t agree. Self-reported data regarding low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data differed in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.


In a study that expressly 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 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 observe that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is important in the overall picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Manahawkin chiropractor factors in this evidence to care for your spine.


Your Manahawkin chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial chiropractic spine care keeps growing! Researchers report today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent 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 filled an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are shown to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries 12 months 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.

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

 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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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