February 2022 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc You and Your Spine Pain Practitioner Work Together with Manipulation & Exercise YOUR CHIROPRACTIC SPINE PAIN PRACTITIONER: Reduce Pain, Reduce Opioid Prescription Fills, Enhance Quality of Life Chiropractic care is hands-on treatment appreciated by clients for its non-pharmacologic and non-surgical foundation. In a healthcare system that is structured for the inclusion of non-pharmacologic treatment modalities including chiropractic – the Veteran’s Healthcare Administration – usual medical care plus chiropractic care for patients with low back pain was documented as being beneficial. There was a significant difference in the outcomes of usual medical care versus usual medical care plus chiropractic care in better quality of life scoring as well as pain-related disability with chiropractic care. (1) In the Medicare system, older beneficiaries with spinal pain who utilized chiropractic care were at significantly reduced risk – 56% lower – of filling an opioid prescription. (2) Since 2011, a new role to manage spine-related pain, back pain, radiculopathy, etc., was proposed, the Primary Spine Practitioner. Integrating such care into the healthcare system is intended to enhance effectiveness and value of care because high costs and poor outcomes are common in spine care. (3) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc understands the spine, the conservative care of its pain, and the value of working with other healthcare practitioners to get you the pain relief we all want for you! Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is your hands-on spine pain practitioner! Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Borzone on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details back pain relieving care with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that triggered a patient to reduce her intake of pain medication as she experienced less and less pain. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: ADD AT-HOME EXERCISE Blending efforts, whether it is it between your healthcare providers or between your at-home care and your in-office treatment, is helpful. In looking for relief of back pain or neck pain, combining treatment at the office with exercise at home is beneficial. The recent report of such a combination stated that four 20-minute sessions of manual therapy and exercise plus an at-home exercise program was more effective than without manual therapy for neck pain sufferers. The patients’ range of motion got better as did their neck disability and pain intensity. (4) Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain patients find further benefit when they are involved in their care. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here for support! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. You and your spine pain practitioner at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc are a team working together toward pain relief. "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."