1 Terrace Hill, Ellenville, New York 12428
Lonstein Chiropractic & Acupuncture
1 Terrace Hill
Ellenville, NY 12428
190 S Main St
Ellenville, NY 12428
Email: info@lonstein.com
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  1. I just read a fascinating article from the January edition of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, as it documents the massive increase in costs for medical management of chronic back pain, while no significant increases in patient outcomes or disability rates have been observed, and increases in post-intervention complications (including death) are on the rise.

    This article documents:

    a 629% increase for epidural steroid injections

    a 423% increase in expenditures for opioids for back pain

    a 307% increase in the number of lumbar magnetic resonance images

    a 231% increase in facet joint injections

    a 220% increase in spinal fusion surgery rates

    Manufacturers aggressively promote new drugs and devices for the treatment of back pain, yet there is evidence of misleading advertising, kickbacks to physicians, and major investments by surgeons in the products they are promoting.

    Prescription opioid use is steadily increasing, especially for musculoskeletal conditions. Emergency department reports of opioid overdose parallel the numbers of prescriptions. Deaths related to prescription opioids are greater than the combined total involving cocaine and heroin. Ironically, “Opioid use may paradoxically increase sensitivity to pain.”

    New and improved spinal fusion techniques and devices, such as implants, increase the risk of nerve injury, blood loss, overall complications, operative time, and repeat surgery, but do not result in improved disability or reoperation rates.

    Increases in the rates of imaging, opioid prescriptions, injections, and fusion surgery might be justified if there were substantial improvements in patient outcomes; unfortunately, they are not. In fact, statistics indicate that disability from musculoskeletal disorders is rising, not falling. “Prescribing yet more imaging, opioids, injections, and operations is not likely to improve outcomes for patients with chronic back pain.”

    At the same time that medicine has ramped up costs (gobbling up the Medicare pie), a long line of studies have shown the clear superiority of chiropractic management for low back pain. Please review the most in-depth study, published in May of 2007 which compared medical and chiropractic management for LBP in a managed care group:

    Clinical and cost utilization, based on 70,274 member-months, over a 7-year period, demonstrated:

    decreases of 60.2% in-hospital admissions

    59.0% less hospital days

    62.0% less outpatient surgeries and procedures, and

    83% less pharmaceutical costs

    when patients were seen by a chiropractor, instead of seeing a conventional medical IPA doctor.

    It’s time to end Medical Mis-Management of Low Back Pain !

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