Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you understand your spine and what it requires? Does your physician? Does your insurance provider (ie, Medicare)? Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center prides itself on knowing the spine of each of our Paramus chiropractic patients. Your Paramus chiropractor examines your low back when there is low back pain, your neck when there is neck pain, your neck when there’s arm pain, your low back when there is leg pain, your thoracic spine when there’s thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor knows your spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer doesn’t. The chiropractic profession strives to deliver the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Paramus chiropractor endeavors to communicate clearly with your insurer for your best care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: relief of pain.


Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the whole story about back pain. In one study that compared self-reported low back pain to data collected by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and such discovered that these two groups don’t agree. Self-reported data about low back pain (21.2%) was higher than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data varied in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.


In a study that expressly examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient point of view and the objective testing angle revealed that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in this comparison, real input was from people: patients who filled out questionnaires and doctors who filled out objective tests. These findings led the researchers to notice that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is important in the overall picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Paramus chiropractor uses this evidence to take care of your spine.


Your Paramus chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. An interesting study of chiropractic students found that 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 Paramus back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial 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 utilize chiropractic are found 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 more 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 as they described how non-pharmacological alleviating treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Make a non-surgical Paramus chiropractic care appointment with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. Know that Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows Paramus back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares 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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