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Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka Helps Back Pain Patients Manage Their Back Pain

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


Being a chiropractor is amazing! A new survey found that chiropractors like yours at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka relish their profession most as they are capable to reduce pain as well as build strength, flexibility, and power with their patients via a thorough treatment plan. Two of the best features of being a chiropractor were marked as “being trained to diagnose”the basis for quality care and desirable clinical outcomes! -  and “being able to transform peoples’ quality of life.” (1) Your Sitka chiropractor agrees! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - particularly in managing spine pain issues is a highlight of daily practice.


Researchers wondered how a community’s healthcare workforce influenced the care of low back pain sufferers. They found that one new spine surgeon added to the number of non-conservative care episodes by 31.3 per 1000 older adults, the addition of one primary care physician reduced 2.5 conservative care episodes per 1000 elder adults, and the addition of one chiropractor increased 18.7 conservative care episodes and decreased 3.6 non-conservative care episodes per 1000 elder adults. The researchers admit certain limitations in their study as they pulled a certain group 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 impacts how much is expended on each beneficiary. The effect is altered by provider type and whether the provider availability rises or falls. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly linked with higher spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community decreased spending. (3) In Sitka, back pain sufferers have a partner at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka who can guide them with in-office care in addition to at-home self-care.


Medicine is recognizing that the one who is really at the core of managing pain and chronic disorders is the person suffering with pain and chronic disorder. When back pain is the chronic issue, the low back pain patient self-manages much of the time anyway and wants suggestions about how best to do that: when to seek more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to handle pain (behavioral changes to handle and prevent pain), and how to be assured of their independent pain management’s effectiveness. These all take guidance from clinicians concerning education about the condition and the collaboration of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) Sitka back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka need to communicate how each views 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 explains how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and successfully eases back pain due to spinal stenosis and assists the patient in his own self-care practice to manage and stop another episode of back pain.

Schedule your next Sitka chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka soon. Along with providing relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka attempts to give our Sitka spine pain patients a sense of control over their condition. 

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka encourages back pain sufferers to manage their back pain so it does not mange them. 
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