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Encouraging Data on Chiropractic Richmond Back Pain Relief

Data. Data. Data. We humans are well analyzed: our illnesses, our behaviors, our lives. In healthcare, data and stats can be beneficial to improve care, particularly flow of low back pain management from conservative, non-surgical to surgical when necessary. In Richmond Johnson Chiropractic is experienced in managing this flow of back pain care and in referring when/if necessary.

LOW BACK PAIN MANAGEMENT STATS

The worldwide top cause of disability is low back pain. Diagnosing the cause of low back pain – spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, non-specific and specific low back pain – is central to managing it. One study stated that low back examination tests alone aren’t always helpful on their own. (1) That is  the reason that Johnson Chiropractic correlates everything - your history, current pain, exam tests’ results, imaging, and more - to come up with a diagnosis and a treatment plan. And not all back pain sufferers have to visit specialists like spine surgeons. Even the surgeons value it when patients who require their skill (surgical skills) are referred to them. A recent study pointed out that of 500 cases referred to a neurosurgeon, only 22% were surgical candidates. 80% of referrals made during the study’s time period were thought to be not appropriate. The researchers wrote that “triaging approaches led by musculoskeletal experts may improve referral appropriateness to specialized care.” (2) Johnson Chiropractic concurs and is prepared to fill that role. Your Richmond chiropractor is dedicated to diagnosing and managing low back pain and is well aware of when to refer for specialized treatment like advanced imaging, surgery, etc.

STATS ON CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENT CARE

In the chiropractic world of healthcare, Care Response is a packed database of details from chiropractic patients around the world. It has been collecting data for over 10 years regarding patient satisfaction. Two main points of feedback were on what chiropractic patients felt was good about their care and what could be improved. The good included clinical outcomes (less pain, better function, being understood as having pain and its cause), examination and description of the condition and its treatment, professionalism, friendliness, feeling valued as a person, safety, comfort, and punctuality. There is always room for improvement, and patients shared that they wanted to not be rushed during the visit, wanted to feel understood, wanted satisfactory outcomes, etc. (3) Johnson Chiropractic strives to focus on you during your time at our Richmond chiropractic clinic.

CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE

As your Richmond chiropractor, Johnson Chiropractic works to deliver the ‘good’! And we take it one step further to boost quality of life for our low back pain patients. The latest series of questions to assist us in evaluating patients for these outcomes is known as PROMIS that comprises function, pain interference, pain intensity, fatigue, sleep, depression, anxiety, satisfaction in social life, mental health, etc. The final word from all the assembled data found that patients (1) improved significantly and felt they did, (2) improved significantly but didn’t think they did, (3) did not improve significantly but felt they did, (4) did not improve significantly or report feeling better. (4) We strive for the ideal #1 outcome explained above, and we want to know how you feel you are.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief of low back pain in a patient with a disc herniation implementing The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Richmond chiropractic appointment soon. Johnson Chiropractic studies the data to best deliver quality of life-improving care for our Richmond low back pain patients.

 
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