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OrthoIllinois Chiropractic Helps Back Pain Patients Manage Their Back Pain

Chiropractic’s goal is to provide the back pain sufferer a sense of control over the back pain and to live through the pain and not avoid life. That’s also the goal of your McHenry chiropractor: gentle, pain-relieving, conservative care of spine pain. It is a partnership among the McHenry 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 found that chiropractors like yours at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic relish their profession most because they are capable to reduce pain and increase strength, flexibility, and power with their patients via a comprehensive treatment plan. Two of the top features of being a chiropractor were noted as “being trained to diagnose”the foundation for quality care and desirable clinical outcomes! -  and “being able to transform peoples’ quality of life.” (1) Your McHenry chiropractor agrees! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - particularly in managing spine pain issues is a big part of daily practice.


Researchers questioned how a community’s healthcare workforce impacted 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 mature adults, and the addition of one chiropractor added 18.7 conservative care episodes and subtracted 3.6 non-conservative care episodes per 1000 elder adults. The researchers state certain limitations in their study as they pulled a specific set of patients from the 16 million Medicare Part B enrollees (who had at least one episode of low back pain and relocation) which resulted in 402,372 persons in the analysis set. (2) In the Medicare population, healthcare provider availability influences how much is spent on each beneficiary. The effect is transformed by provider type and whether the provider availability rises or falls. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly linked with more spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community reduced spending. (3) In McHenry, back pain sufferers have a partner at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic who can guide them with in-office care as well as at-home self-care.


Medicine is realizing that the one who is really at the center of managing pain and chronic disorders is the person suffering with pain and chronic disorder. When back pain happens to be the chronic issue, the low back pain sufferer self-manages most of the time anyway and needs suggestions about how best to do that: when to pursue more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to manage pain (behavioral changes to manage and prevent pain), and how to be confident in managing their pain independently. These all take encouragement from clinicians concerning education about the condition and the partnership of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) McHenry back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic need to work on how each sees back pain management to most advantageously 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 illustrates how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and effectively relieves back pain due to spinal stenosis and supports the patient in his own self-care routine to manage and stop another episode of back pain.

Make your next McHenry chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic now. Along with delivering relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic attempts to give our McHenry spine pain patients a sense of control over their pain. 

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic encourages back pain sufferers to manage their back pain so it does not mange them. 
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