chiropractic care

Does Chiropractic Care Require an MD Referral? by The Evidence Based Chiropractor

Absolutely not. Patients can consult chiropractors directly. However, chiropractors often work closely with medical doctors, many of whom refer to chiropractors when they believe chiropractic treatment will help alleviate a patient’s condition. Similarly, chiropractors frequently refer to medical doctors when necessary.  Research shows that patients can achieve the best outcomes when their team of healthcare professionals are working together.


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Leg Pain from My Back? - by The Evidence Based Chiropractor

Can my leg and/or buttock pain actually be coming from a back problem?  The answer is yes.  

Here is how-

The bones (vertebrae) of your spine serve as the protection for your spinal cord. Between each vertebra is a disc which acts like a ball bearing; allowing motion and providing cushioning. Towards the back of the vertebrae is an arch which provides space for a nerve to branch off from the spinal cord and exit the spine. The nerves that exit the spine in the low back (lumbar spine) travel down the buttocks, thighs, legs, and all the way into the foot and toes. In some instances, injured tissue in the low back can affect these nerves and cause pain that seems to be coming from where the nerve ends (foot, calf, thigh, etc). While many people are familiar with sciatic pain or herniated discs; often pain in the knee, groin, foot, calf, and thigh can be traced back to the spine. This is why a detailed history and thorough examination are essential in determining the exact cause of your pain. By pinpointing the exact cause, your chiropractor is able to make a determination regarding the best treatment to reduce your pain and increase your function! 


-The Evidence Based Chiropractor is the leading DC/MD marketing and outreach group in the world.  Our service is dedicated to increasing chiropractic utilization by showcasing research.  Marketing to medical doctors through research is efficient, cost effective, and can dramatically improve your incoming referrals.  Join us.  Lets grow chiropractic together.

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Spending on Pharmaceuticals, Hospital Services, and Ambulatory Care- by The Evidence Based Chiropractor

"A study by the OECD found that the U.S spends 152% more on pharmaceuticals than the average OECD country. Disturbing statistic isn’t it? But how about spending in the other healthcare sectors? The same study found that the U.S spends 163% more on hospital services, and 238% more on ambulatory care services than the average OECD country."

Disturbing statistics.  With all this spending we should be the "healthiest" country in the world.  Unfortunately, that is not the case. However, by promoting conservative care and emphasizing interdisciplinary communication and cooperation, we can go along way towards improving our posting in the world of healthcare.


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3 Trends for the Future of Spine Care- by The Evidence Based Chiropractor

Dani Gordon (Becker Spine) recently reported on the top 3 trends for the future of spine care.  These ideas were generated from the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on June 13th.  She reported the top 3 key concepts to be-

"1. Data importance is increasing. Data on outcomes, patient satisfaction and cost of care is not only what drives payer preference but also patient preference.

2. Minimally invasive techniques have become increasingly more popular. Not only has technology paved the way for less invasive techniques, but it has also created a more informed patient. Patients look for technology advancements in anesthesia, shorter procedure times and shorter recovery times. Outpatient support, effective implants and MIS technology were cited as the main focus of the spine industry, usually most prominent in ASCs.

 3. Change in healthcare is widely based on IT, cost and quality of care. Although Dr. Hochschuler stresses the fact that healthcare is "fifteen-years behind the IT world," much of what improves customer care and quality is based in IT, especially with regard to education, cost of care and patient satisfaction."

As chiropractors, number 1 and number 3 are of particular importance.  Patient satisfaction and cost of care are two areas which chiropractors have historically had great success.  As third party payers begin to transition their reimbursement models towards satisfaction, cost, and patient outcomes, chiropractors should be in a good position to maximize reimbursement (with adequate lobbying).  Additionally, while some chiropractors still cling to their travel cards, a substantial amount of chiropractors are already using technology to their advantage.  Find a list of my top chiropractic iPad applications HERE.  


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