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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you understand your spine and what it requires? Does your doctor? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Hollstrom & Associates Inc prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Largo chiropractic patients. Your Largo chiropractor examines your low back when there is low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when there is 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 Largo chiropractor strives to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: relief of pain.

YOUR INSURER

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 groups that track low back pain via billing codes and the like found that these two sources do not agree. Self-reported data regarding low back pain (21.2%) was higher than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data varied in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.

YOUR BACK PAIN

In a study that specifically examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient angle and the objective testing angle found 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 notice that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is important in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Largo chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Largo chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Hollstrom & Associates Inc. A fascinating 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 Largo back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers write today of how 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 got an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who use chiropractic are shown to have higher clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries a year later, less opioid-linked disability, fewer traumatic falls and injuries, slower declines in activities of daily living and disability over time) at less expense (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.

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

Make a non-surgical Largo chiropractic care visit with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Know that Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows Largo back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 
 Hollstrom & Associates Inc presents 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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