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See Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc First for Chronic Low Back Pain

May 31, 2022

When back pain arises (and/or has turned into chronic low back pain) so too does the question of which healthcare provider to consult. It’s a valid question! Research states  that the first healthcare professional sets the course for care, cost, and outcome of the back pain flare-up. A new study reported that first-provider chiropractic care endedup being less expensive than care by other first-provider healthcare professionals. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc delivers individualized treatment plans for Fort Wayne back pain relief and prevention.

CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN: Contributing and Preventing Factors

Despite the fact that chronic low back pain is so common in older adults, research just has not noted clearly what contributes to it or to its prevention. One review of 4 databases of 31,080 older adults exposed an extensive list of factors that may contribute (from being female, obese, anxious, depressed, having had falls in the past, lifestyle issues like smoking, having weak abdominal muscles, occupational requirements like having a job for longer than 10 years that demanded bending/lifting, etc.) and factors that may prevent chronic low back pain (intermediate level of leisure-time physical activity). (1) These researchers, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc, and our patients would like to know more definitively what prompts chronic low back pain! Even more desired is guidance on what to do about it.


A survey of US office-based physicians tackled how referrals affected the care of back pain. The participating physicians were queried as to their referrals for particular complementary health approaches like herbs/non-vitamin supplements, chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture and mind-body therapies (meditation, guided imagery, progressive relaxation). 60% of the physicians said they recommended these approaches when patients requested them. More female than male physicians reported using evidence in peer-reviewed journals as justification for suggesting such approaches. (2) An additional concerning factor for female back pain patients is that they are consistently noted as having greater levels of frailty than men. (3) Frailty is always of concern in our older patients. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is always ready to share the benefits – recognized by patients and documented by research – of chiropractic and more specifically, Cox® Technic, with interested healthcare professionals and spine pain sufferers.


Another review of 3,799,593 low back pain patients turned up this past month highlighting how important the first healthcare provider was in their study on cost and outcome for back pain. Healthcare utilization (imaging, prescriptions, tests, visits, etc.), opioid prescribing, and cost were greater when consulting certain providers first: orthopedist ($9434), acupuncturist ($9205), primary care physician ($5660), and chiropractor ($5093). (4) Seeing which provider first resulted in the lowest cost of care without any detrimental effect on diagnosis or serious illness? The chiropractor! When it comes to back pain, neck pain and spine-related pain, Fort Wayne chiropractic care makes sense.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the positive outcome for a lumbar spinal stenosis low back pain sufferer who found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management after she had consulted other healthcare providers.               

Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. The question of which healthcare professional to consult comes up, think of your Fort Wayne chiropractor!

Fort Wayne chiropractic care like that delivered at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is shown to result in lower cost.