The Cost Of Low Back Pain

The Cost Of Low Back Pain

It is well documented that the cost of low back pain on society is staggering, with the estimated annual burden in the United States in the billions of dollars. In fact, low back pain, with a lifetime incidence of 85%, is one of the most common reasons a person will visit the doctor, whether medical, physical therapy, or chiropractic. Several studies have been conducted comparing the outcomes of low back therapy between traditional medicine and chiropractic, with chiropractic manipulation and exercise (a Back In Motion standard) demonstrating superior results. However, few have compared the cost of care between different professions, and how closely the therapies delivered by each adhere to the best practices set forth by each profession's governing bodies. 

As you might guess, highlighted below is a recent study looking into these exact questions. 

The study, conducted by Harris Allen, et al, found the following: 

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Medicine vs Manipulation - Patient Satisfaction

Medicine vs Manipulation - Patient Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction with treatment is a hugely important, but largely overlooked component of modern medicine. As physicians, we tend to bias toward those therapies which we believe are the best for our patients, be them the most current medications, the newest exercises, or the latest diet. While all of these may be appropriate for certain conditions, and all well justified given the best research and practice guidelines or our respective professions, what does the research say regarding patient satisfaction?

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Teachers & Low Back Pain

Teachers & Low Back Pain

It is well known anecdotally that both primary and secondary school teachers suffer from a high incidence of low back pain, and Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton is proud to help with the rehabilitation of many of our local community's finest educators. 

A recent research paper set out to examine just how prevalent low back pain is in teachers, and following are the results of that study:

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Is There A Better Way To Sit?

It is well documented that prolonged sitting is detrimental to back health. It is also well documented that we live in a world driven by technology, leaving most of us working behind a computer most of the day, and curled up with our laptops and iPads most of the evening. So what exactly does prolonged sitting do to your back? Here is what the most current biomechanics studies say:

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