See The Novelli Wellness Center First for Chronic Low Back Pain

When back pain comes up (and/or has turned into chronic low back pain) so too does the question of which healthcare provider to see. It’s a valid question! Research reports  that the first healthcare professional sets the course for care, cost, and outcome of the back pain flare-up. A new study stated that first-provider chiropractic care was less expensive than care by other first-provider healthcare professionals. The Novelli Wellness Center provides individualized treatment plans for Buffalo, NY back pain relief and prevention.

CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN: Contributing and Preventing Factors

Despite the fact that chronic low back pain is notably common in older adults, research just has not defined what contributes to it or to its prevention. One analysis of 4 databases of 31,080 older adults exposed an extensive list of factors that may contribute (from being female, obese, anxious, depressed, having had falls in the past, lifestyle issues like smoking, having weak abdominal muscles, occupational requirements like having a job for longer than 10 years that necessitated bending/lifting, etc.) and factors that may prevent chronic low back pain (intermediate level of leisure-time physical activity). (1) These researchers, The Novelli Wellness Center, and our patients would like to know more definitively what induces chronic low back pain! Even more desired is guidance on how to manage it.

REFERRALS FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE

A survey of US office-based physicians tackled how referrals affected the care of back pain. The participating physicians were questioned as to their referrals for certain complementary health approaches like herbs/non-vitamin supplements, chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture and mind-body therapies (meditation, guided imagery, progressive relaxation). 60% of the physicians reported they endorsed these approaches when patients requested them. More female than male physicians answered using evidence in peer-reviewed journals as justification for suggesting such approaches. (2) An additional concerning factor for female back pain sufferers is that they are consistently noted as having higher levels of frailty than men. (3) Frailty is always a concern in our older patients. The Novelli Wellness Center is always ready to share the benefits – recognized by patients and documented by research – of chiropractic and more specifically, Cox® Technic, with interested healthcare providers and spine pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC RISES TO THE TOP

Another review of 3,799,593 low back pain patients appeared this past month highlighting how influential the first healthcare provider was in their study on cost and outcome for back pain. Healthcare utilization (imaging, prescriptions, tests, visits, etc.), opioid prescribing, and cost were higher when seeing certain providers first: orthopedist ($9434), acupuncturist ($9205), primary care physician ($5660), and chiropractor ($5093). (4) Consulting which provider first was the least expensive without any detrimental effect on diagnosis or serious illness? The chiropractor! With regards to back pain, neck pain and spine-related pain, Buffalo, NY chiropractic care makes sense.

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the positive outcome for a lumbar spinal stenosis low back pain sufferer who found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management after she had seen other healthcare providers.               

Make your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment soon. The question of which healthcare provider to consult arises, remember your Buffalo, NY chiropractor!

Buffalo, NY chiropractic care like that delivered at The Novelli Wellness Center is shown to result in less cost.  
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