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Encouraging Data on Chiropractic Fort Wayne Back Pain Relief

February 08, 2024

Stats. Stats. Stats. We humans are well analyzed: our illnesses, our habits, our lives. In healthcare, data and stats can be quite helpful in improving care, particularly flow of low back pain management from conservative, non-surgical to surgical when needed. In Fort Wayne Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is proficient in managing this flow of back pain care and in referring when/if necessary.


The global leading cause of disability is low back pain. Diagnosis of the cause of low back pain – spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, non-specific and specific low back pain – is central to managing it. One study stated that low back examination tests alone aren’t always useful when considered alone. (1) That’s  why Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc considers everything - your history, current pain, exam tests’ results, imaging, and more - to come up with a diagnosis as well as a treatment plan. And not all back pain sufferers need to go to specialists like spinal surgeons. Even the surgeons value it when patients who require their expertise (surgical skills) are sent to them. A recent study highlighted that of 500 cases sent to a neurosurgeon, only 22% were surgical candidates. 80% of referrals done during the study’s timeframe were deemed not appropriate. The researchers wrote that “triaging approaches led by musculoskeletal experts may improve referral appropriateness to specialized care.” (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc concurs and is prepared to fill that role. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor specializes in the diagnosis and management of low back pain and knows when to refer for specialized treatment like advanced imaging, surgery, etc.


In the chiropractic corner of healthcare, Care Response is a filled database of info from chiropractic patients around the world. It has been gathering data for over 10 years about patient satisfaction. Two main points of feedback were on what chiropractic patients felt was good about their care and what could be improved. The good incorporated clinical outcomes (decreased pain, better function, being understood as having pain and its cause), examination and description of the condition and its treatment, professionalism, friendliness, feeling valued as a person, safety, comfort, and punctuality. There is always room for improvement, and patients reported that they wanted to not be rushed during the visit, wanted to feel understood, wanted good outcomes, etc. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc strives to concentrate on you during your time at our Fort Wayne chiropractic clinic.


As your Fort Wayne chiropractor, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc strives to deliver the ‘good’! And we take it one step further to maximize quality of life for our low back pain patients. The latest series of questions to help evaluate patients for these outcomes is known as PROMIS that encompasses function, pain interference, pain intensity, fatigue, sleep, depression, anxiety, satisfaction in social life, mental health, etc. The final word from all the collected data found that patients (1) improved significantly and felt they did, (2) improved significantly but didn’t think they did, (3) didn’t improve significantly but felt they did, (4) didn’t improve significantly or report feeling better. (4) We strive for the ideal #1 outcome described above, and we want to know how you feel you are.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief of low back pain in a patient with a disc herniation using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc studies the data to best deliver quality of life-improving care for our Fort Wayne low back pain patients.

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