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Coordinated Sitka Chiropractic and GP Care of Back Pain

So, you want relief for your back pain to return and enjoy life like “normal”? Back pain sufferers can relate to that! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is well aware of this, too, and works closely with our Sitka back pain patients and their other healthcare providers to return to “normal,” delighting in life again.


A recent study described the referral practices of general practitioners to Danish chiropractors. Chiropractic clinics with more than one chiropractor and with diagnostic ultrasound received more referrals. 31% of the new patients - 2.5 referrals per week - in chiropractic offices came via general practitioner referral. Chiropractors who referred more patients to general practitioners also received more referrals. Those who reported expertise in geriatric care and had a higher number of new patients per week got more referrals, too. (1) These findings emphasize the significance of interprofessional interaction which your Sitka chiropractor embraces! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka collaborates with local Sitka healthcare colleagues in all ways to help our mutual back and neck pain patients in finding relief and regaining their quality of life.


Quality of life is often an indication of how well we feel, especially as we get older. A study of Medicare recipients who received spinal manipulation (SMT) and/or were prescribed drug therapy (PDT) for their chronic low back pain was very enlightening. Those who received spinal manipulation were more likely to be very satisfied with their care: 84% for SMT versus 50% for PDT. Those who received spinal manipulation documented their health-related quality of life scores significantly higher than those with prescription drug therapy: 12.85 for SMT vs 9.92 for PDT. Regarding the level of concern over the care they were receiving, SMT patients receiving chiropractic care stated a lower degree of concern than the PDT patient getting prescription therapy. (2) Our goal at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is to lower our Sitka back pain patients’ concern over their pain condition and its care by performing a thorough examination, describing well what the condition is as well as the expected care outcomes, and delivering gentle, relieving care for back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain relief.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of a painful disc herniation after a car accident which often involves several providers.

Make your Sitka chiropractic appointment today. Back pain relief is the product of a well-coordinated team effort from us all – pain patient, chiropractic healthcare professional, and other healthcare professionals. We are ready. Are you?

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka coordinates care of chronic low back pain with any local healthcare providers to assist our patients! 
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