May 2019 Healthy News: Fort Wayne Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead. Fort Wayne chronic pain is extensive. Fort Wayne opioid use is epidemic. What’s a solution? Chiropractic with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Why? Opioids were hailed as a pill answer for chronic pain…costs climbed, risks rose. Options and co-treatment approaches are demanded. In a research investigation of 62,000 patients in six studies of chiropractic use and opioid prescribing, usage of chiropractic care ranged from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who visited a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain issue were 49% less liable to take a prescription for an opioid than those who went to different healthcare providers. (1) Patients using routine chiropractic care to cope with their chronic low-back and neck pain told researchers that their pain would be more without such chiropractic care. Additionally, they are willing to pay for care to maintain their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost ranges from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc appreciate their chiropractic care! Fort Wayne chiropractic services benefit chronic pain in addition to or without opioids. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management allowed a patient to “forget” to come see him for a year as his pain was gone! Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports Fort Wayne athletes – recreational and professional – desire that edge when they do their sport. Spinal manipulation might be that edge! Elite Taekwondo athletes felt added muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The added force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors lasted for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase persisted for at least 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced increased performances in two football seasons during which they had spinal manipulation treatments before games. (4) A new report said that a single pre-exercise SMT elicited a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system in charge of regulating the body's unconscious actions) dominance and marginally diminished performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it enhances your edge. Let’s talk at your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to help you manage your chronic pain without opioids and enable you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Fort Wayne athletes improve their edge! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc! "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."