Encouraging Data on Chiropractic Baton Rouge Back Pain Relief

Stats. Stats. Stats. We humans are well scrutinized: our diseases, our habits, our lives. In healthcare, data and stats can be beneficial to improve care, particularly path for low back pain management from conservative, non-surgical to surgical when needed. In Baton Rouge Spine & Sports Rehab Center is proficient in managing this flow of back pain care and in referring when/if necessary.

LOW BACK PAIN MANAGEMENT DATA

The global top cause of disability is low back pain. Diagnosis of the cause of low back pain – spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, non-specific and specific low back pain – is key to managing it. One study stated that low back examination tests alone are not always useful when considered alone. (1) That is  why Spine & Sports Rehab Center connects everything - your history, current pain, exam tests’ results, imaging, and more - to come up with a diagnosis as well as a treatment plan. And not all back pain sufferers have to go to specialists like spinal surgeons. Even the surgeons appreciate it when patients who require their expertise (surgical skills) are referred to them. One recent study pointed out that of 500 cases sent to a neurosurgeon, only 22% were surgical candidates. 80% of referrals made during the study’s timeframe were thought to be inappropriate. The researchers concluded that “triaging approaches led by musculoskeletal experts may improve referral appropriateness to specialized care.” (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center concurs and is ready to perform that role. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor specializes in the diagnosis and management of 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 realm of healthcare, Care Response is a filled database of info from chiropractic patients around the world. It has been gathering data for over 10 years regarding patient satisfaction. Two main points of feedback were on what chiropractic patients thought was good about their care and what could be improved. The good included clinical outcomes (less pain, improved function, being understood as having pain and its cause), examination and explanation 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 commented that they wanted to not be rushed during the visit, wanted to feel understood, wanted satisfactory outcomes, etc. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center tries hard to concentrate on you during your time at our Baton Rouge chiropractic office.

CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE

As your Baton Rouge chiropractor, Spine & Sports Rehab Center works to deliver the ‘good’! And we take it one step further to boost quality of life for our low back pain patients. The most recent series of questions to help evaluate patients for these outcomes is called PROMIS that covers function, pain interference, pain intensity, fatigue, sleep, depression, anxiety, satisfaction in social life, mental health, etc. The bottom line from all the assembled data found that patients (1) improved significantly and felt they did, (2) improved significantly but did not think they did, (3) didn’t 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. Spine & Sports Rehab Center studies the data to best deliver quality of life-improving care for our Baton Rouge low back pain patients.

 
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