Healthy News May 2022 WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? It matters! Chiropractic patients have pretty clear expectations of their chiropractic spinal care provider – a thorough exam, a distinct diagnosis of the cause of pain, precise information and instructions on how to deal with it, and pain relief – one who listens well, verifies the realness of their pain, and includes them in the treatment plan. (1) Sound familiar? We expect it does! Our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients expect the same from our treatment at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc! Athletes and “geri-active” patients mix it up a bit. ATHLETES: Athletes expected musculoskeletal assessment and treatment at and beyond the site of injury, symptom improvement, clear communication, and expertise from their chiropractor in addition to reassurance, positive impact on their athletic performance, and injury prevention input. (2) "GERI-ACTIVEs": Older back pain sufferers want a lot of the same, too: know the healthcare system to guide them through it as necessary (important!), convey important information clearly, develop an interpersonal relationship, have a passion for patient care (as well as comforting patience with the patient!), and possess clinical and diagnostic skill. They also shared the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and their partiality for hands-on treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. (3) Fort Wayne chiropractic patients want their chiropractors to be healthcare team partners, clear communicators of realistic expectations, skilled hands-on musculoskeletal treatment providers, and terrific listeners! Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is all that…and more! Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he meets patient expectations by clearly defining the issue – spinal stenosis and balance – and its treatment plan via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which incorporates patient education, spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Core Stabilization Exercise Exercise isn’t just for the athlete! Back pain sufferers gain from core stabilization to reduce chronic low back pain. A study of fighter pilots resulted in significantly less chronic low back pain and less experience of neck pain following core stabilization exercise. (4) Older folks benefit, too, as those who experience with low back pain often experience poor postural control which leads to poor balance and a greater risk of falls. Core stability training in older women improved many outcome scores for them: VAS visual analog scale of pain level, Oswestry disability, timed-up-and-go test, 10-minute walking, and four-square step test. (5) Athlete or non-athlete, young or not so young, exercise works! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to talk with you about what would work for you. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Thank you for entrusting us with your spinal health. We are right by your side, listening, coaching, and encouraging you! Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment 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."