July 2022 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc SPINAL MANIPULATION: A Beneficial Choice for Relief of Back Pain, Better Quality of Life, Reduced Risk of Tests and Prescriptions Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) is a choice for treatment of back pain, a choice not all back pain sufferers are aware of but may want to be. In an analysis of 83,025 insurance back pain claims, 28% of the patients were treated with SMT. Of them, 24% underwent SMT initially, 4% delayed using SMT, and 72% did not undergo SMT at all. Treating initial episodes of back pain with spinal manipulation decreased the risk of imaging studies, injection procedures, and/or back surgery by almost 30% compared with no spinal manipulation treatment. Delayed spinal manipulation treatment also resulted in higher risk for these procedures. (1) A study of older Medicare chronic low back pain sufferers who underwent long-term care with SMT found that they reported higher health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care than those who had long-term care with prescription drug therapy. (2) Older Medicare chronic low back pain patients who initially chose opioid analgesic therapy experienced a higher rate of adverse drug events than the patients who chose SMT care. (3) Spinal manipulation is our “thing”! Delivering gentle, research-supported spinal manipulation in the form of gentle, well-investigated Cox® Technic is our choice. Come feel it! Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the latest spine research regarding the optimal method to treat spine, back, and neck pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management mixed with a presentation of the past influences on the present delivery and path for the future direction of research and delivery of SMT. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: MANAGE OSTEOPOROSIS: Risk, Falls, Care Osteoporosis-related falls are prevalent as osteoporosis is one of the most common skeletal diseases. A review of two studies of older men and women with osteoporosis counted their falls. Overall, falls within 4 months were found to be signs of higher risk for non-spine and hip fracture in the next year. In women, a recent fall indicated an 8.1% absolute risk of non-spine fracture in a year, a 2.5 times greater risk than women who hadn’t fallen, a 2.5% absolute risk of hip fracture, and a 3.1 times higher fall risk. (4) Falls are bad. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready to help you avoid falls and osteoporosis-related fractures. We can talk about addressing options like nutrition (calcium and vitamin D supplementation, etc.), gut microbiota balance, and exercise within the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan for osteoporosis management. (5,6) Researchers noted that patients understood the benefit of non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis including exercise, nutrition, and fall prevention but admitted that they found it difficult incorporating these approaches into everyday life. (6) Is that you? Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to help! Let’s talk about osteoporosis and fall risk at your next visit! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Thank you for letting us share chiropractic care with you and your family and friends. Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc now! "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."