Fort Wayne Chiropractic Newsletter for June 2015 BACK SURGERY – ONLY 23% RECOMMENDED TO HAVE IT ON SECOND OPINION On second opinion for 94 patients who were recommended to have back surgery, there was “complete disagreement” for 47% (44 of 94), “partial disagreement” for 30% (28 of 94), and“complete agreement” for just 23% (22 of 94) for the recommended surgery. (1) Let Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offer a second opinion and a Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan to alleviate your back pain! CHIROPRACTORS RELISH EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the way of the future for healthcare providers worldwide including chiropractors. It is used as a means to improve the quality of health care. 90% of the surveyed chiropractors are interested in improving their EBP skills despite the “lack of time” they say keeps them from using EBP. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is on board with EBP and keeps up as best as possible with new spinal research. CHIROPRACTORS WHO FOCUS ON MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN GET MORE REFERRALS FROM MDs So why do you visit your Fort Wayne chiropractor?For most patients, it’s a musculoskeletal condition like back pain or neck pain or related arm or leg pain. In Canada, chiropractic physicians who focus on these conditions get more referrals from MDs.(3)Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc welcomes musculoskeletal conditions of all sorts! VITAMIN D FOR ALL! Research keeps pointing to a lack of vitamin D globally depending on genetic and lifestyle factors, but just how much should we take? To reach target levels of vitamin D, children need 400 to 600 IU daily and adults need 800 IU daily though up to 1000 IU for kids and 2000 IU for adults is likely safe over long period of time. (4) So are you getting enough Vitamin D? Let’s discuss it at your next Fort Wayne visit. LEG LENGTH DISCREPANCY LEADS TO LBP IN STANDING WORKERS Low back pain in those workers who stand all day is associated with leg length discrepancy. Just a difference of 6 mm or more was linked to a higher intensity of and more days with low back pain. (5) Let Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc check if you have a leg length inequality at your next Fort Wayne visit, especially if you stand all day at work! FATTY DEGENERATION IN SPINE MUSCLES = LESS PHYSICALLY FIT Not that this is surprising, but it’s now published: patients with a higher aerobic index (AI) have lower body fat percentages as well as less fatty degeneration in their low back spinal muscles. So more physically fit patients will have less fatty degeneration, lower body mass indices, and lower Oswestry Disability Index scores (which measure function). (6) That’s why Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc recommends exercise to Fort Wayne back pain sufferers. If any of these conditions fit you or you have any other conditions you'd like like to discuss at a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit, contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today! "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."