Call us to set up an appointment! 403-793-8484

Soft Health and Healing Clinic Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you know your spine and what it requires? Does your physician? Does your insurance provider (ie, Medicare)? Soft Health and Healing Clinic prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Brooks chiropractic patients. Your Brooks 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 ”gets” your spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer does not. The chiropractic profession endeavors to provide the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Brooks chiropractor strives to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your optimal 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 that compared self-reported low back pain to data collected by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and the like discovered that these two sources 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) Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.

YOUR BACK PAIN

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, authentic 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 valuable in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Brooks chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Brooks chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Soft Health and Healing Clinic. A fascinating study of chiropractic students found that with each year of education 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 Brooks back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers write 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 filled an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are found 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 cost (fewer medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery cost) with higher levels of satisfaction. (5) These aren’t bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.

CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic

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 alleviating treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Make a non-surgical Brooks chiropractic care visit with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Your Brooks chiropractor knows your spine well and how to relieve it of pain: neck pain, arm pain, low back pain or leg pain.

 
 Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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. 
« View All Spine Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."