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Vancouver Disc Centers Helps Back Pain Patients Manage Their Back Pain

Chiropractic’s goal is to give the back pain patient a sense of control over the back pain and to live through the pain and not avoid life. That is also the goal of your Vancouver chiropractor: gentle, pain-relieving, conservative care of spine pain. It’s a partnership among the Vancouver back pain sufferer, the back pain care giver, and even the back pain payer (ie Medicare).


Being a chiropractor is the best! A new survey reported that chiropractors like yours at Vancouver Disc Centers enjoy their profession most because they are able to reduce pain and increase strength, flexibility, and power alongside their patients through an inclusive treatment plan. Two of the top features of being a chiropractor were marked as “being trained to diagnose”the basis for quality care and wanted clinical outcomes! -  and “being able to transform peoples’ quality of life.” (1) Your Vancouver chiropractor agrees! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - especially in managing spine pain issues is the best part of daily practice.


Researchers questioned how a community’s healthcare workforce influenced the care of low back pain sufferers. They discovered that one new spine surgeon increased non-conservative care episodes by 31.3 per 1000 older adults, the increase of one primary care physician decreased 2.5 conservative care episodes per 1000 elder adults, and the addition of one chiropractor added 18.7 conservative care episodes and subtracted 3.6 non-conservative care episodes per 1000 mature adults. The researchers admit certain limitations in their study as they extracted a specific set of patients from the 16 million Medicare Part B enrollees (who had at least one occurrence of low back pain and relocation) which left 402,372 persons in the study. (2) In the Medicare population, healthcare provider availability affects how much is expended on each beneficiary. The effect is altered by provider type and whether the provider availability increases or decreases. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly linked with increased spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community reduced spending. (3) In Vancouver, back pain sufferers have a partner at Vancouver Disc Centers who can help them with in-office care as well as at-home self-care.


Medicine is realizing that the one who is truly at the center of managing pain and chronic disorders is the person dealing with pain and chronic disorder. When back pain is the chronic issue, the low back pain patient self-manages most of the time anyway and wants suggestions regarding how best to do that: when to seek more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to handle pain (behavioral changes to manage and prevent pain), and how to be assured of their independent pain management’s effectiveness. These all take support from clinicians concerning education about the condition and the collaboration of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) Vancouver back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at Vancouver Disc Centers need to communicate how each sees back pain management to best help the patient!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and successfully eases back pain due to spinal stenosis and supports the patient in his own self-care practice to manage and prevent back pain.

Make your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers now. Along with delivering relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, Vancouver Disc Centers strives to give our Vancouver spine pain patients a sense of control over their condition. 

Vancouver Disc Centers encourages back pain sufferers to manage their back pain so it doesn’t mange them. 
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