Principal Investigator: Brian Anderson DC, MS, MPH, Ph.D.
Spinal pain disorders, such as back and neck pain, have been among the leading cause of global disability for more than two decades, ranking higher than stroke and most forms of cancer. Health care costs associated with these conditions is estimated to be over $100 billion (US) per year, which is largely driven by the routine use of imaging studies, opioid medications, injection procedures and surgery. The utilization of these guideline-discordant, low-value procedures is referred to as care escalation.
Anderson BR, McClellan WS. Individual and Clinical Characteristics Associated with Utilization of Conservative Care in Pediatric Spine Disorders- An Analysis of Insurance Claims. Academy Health Annual Research Symposium. June 4-7, 2022 Washington DC. (Poster)
Anderson BR, McClellan WS. Patterns of Care Following Emergency Department Visits for Spine Disorders: A Pilot Study Utilizing Insurance Claims. International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health. May 24-26, 2022 Phoenix, AZ. (Poster)
Anderson BR, McClellan WS. Dosing of lumbar spinal manipulative therapy and its association with care escalation: An analysis of insurance claims. CARLoquium 2022- virtual research conference. March 1-2, 2022. (Poster)
Anderson BR, McClellan WS. Comparing characteristics and outcomes of low back pain sufferers managed among three distinct patterns of conservative care- An analysis of insurance claims. World Federation of Chiropractic Biennial Congress. Virtual conference September 23-25, 2021. (Poster)
Anderson BR, McClellan WS. Analyzing Insurance Claims to Determine Patterns of Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain and Their Association with Treatment Escalation. Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference and Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC). Virtual conference March 25-27th 2021. (Platform)
Anderson BR, McClellan WS. What happens to patients after an Emergency Room visit for a spine related diagnosis? CARLoquium 2021- virtual research conference. March 2nd-4th,2021. (Poster)
Anderson BR, McClellan WS, Long CR (2021). Risk of treatment escalation in recipients vs non-recipients of spinal manipulation for musculoskeletal cervical spine disorders: An analysis of insurance claims. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 44(5):372-277.
Anderson BR, McClellan S. Three patterns of spinal manipulative therapy for back pain and their association with imaging studies, injection procedures and surgery: A cohort study of insurance claims. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2021 Nov-Dec;44(9):683-689 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2022.03.010
Trager RJ, Anderson BR, Vincent DA, DeLano KJ, Perez JA, Casselberry RM, Dusek JA. Guideline-Concordant Utilization of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Adults Receiving Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy vs Other Care for Radicular Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Cohort Study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2022, June 8;23(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-022-05462-y
Anderson BR, McClellan WS, Long C. Risk of Treatment Escalation in Recipients vs Nonrecipients of Spinal Manipulation for Musculoskeletal Cervical Spine Disorders: An Analysis of Insurance Claims. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2021 44(5), 372-377. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2021.03.001
Davis MA, Yakusheva O, Liu H, Anderson BR, Bynum JP. The Effect of a Loss in Access to Chiropractic Care on Utilization of Medical Services for Spine Conditions Among Older Adults: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2021 44(5), 353-362. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2021.05.002
Anderson BR, Yakusheva O, Liu H, Anderson BR, Bynum JP, Davis MA. The Relationship between Healthcare Provider Availability and Conservative versus Non-Conservative Treatment for Back Pain among Older Americans. J of Gen Int Med, 2022 37(4):992-994. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-06889-0