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Fort Wayne Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

February 20, 2018

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Fort Wayne folks? Let’s start with where it is in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc


Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recommended for at least 12 weeks before referral for spine surgery for lumbar disc herniation. (1) The American Medical Association, the American Pain Society, the American College of Physicians and Harvard Medical School all state spinal manipulation and chiropractic are first line care for low back pain. (2) Is that news to you? Probably as it takes numerous years for such innovative, proven models to trickle down to common knowledge. There are even people who (not our Fort Wayne chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when as a matter of fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc certainly is the Fort Wayne back pain specialist!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Fort Wayne chiropractic practice, especially the painful cases! For example, patients who experience recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and evade the need for reoperation. (3) Reports state that from 9 to 33% of people receive spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4)


The call for chiropractic spine care is growing. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum time of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Fort Wayne neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is a possibility for pain relief. Another similar study found that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs triggering the condition termed stenosis. To top it off, a high rate of adverse effects is reported in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were described for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)


A second opinion before spine surgery is a good idea. A study of 137 patients proposed to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not need surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to require surgery, the type of surgery was changed for 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has considerable success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc uses a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which integrates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves allowing normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper reporting flexion–distraction spinal manipulation used to relieve an L4-L5 disk extrusion causing L5 nerve root radiculopathy in a 40 year old naval officer. (8)


A report of 674 emergency room adult visits showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had visited at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People choosing this form of care were significantly younger and more likely to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were much more liable to believe that MBP prevented illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

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Listen to one of these PODCASTS about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation benefits back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have experienced back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Fort Wayne chiropractor, a true Fort Wayne back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Fort Wayne spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s specialty, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Fort Wayne chiropractic patients.