Coordinated Fort Wayne Chiropractic and GP Care of Back Pain 04/05/2022So, you want back pain relief to get back to enjoying life like “normal”? Back pain sufferers get that! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is well aware of this, too, and collaborates with our Fort Wayne back pain patients and their other healthcare providers to get them back to “normal,” enjoying life again. REFERRALS TO CHIROPRACTORS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN A new study noted how general practitioners refer to Danish chiropractors. Chiropractic clinics with more than one chiropractor and also offer diagnostic ultrasound got more referrals. 31% of the new patients - 2.5 referrals a week - in chiropractic offices came via general practitioner referral. Chiropractors who referred more patients to general practitioners also were referred more patients. Those who reported expertise in geriatric care and had a higher number of new patients a week got more referrals, too. (1) These findings accentuate the significance of interprofessional communication which your Fort Wayne chiropractor supports! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc works with local Fort Wayne healthcare colleagues whenever possible to help our mutual back and neck pain patients in getting relief and regaining their quality of life. QUALITY OF LIFE WITH CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATION Quality of life is often an indication of how well we feel, especially as we get older. A report of Medicare recipients who received spinal manipulation (SMT) and/or were prescribed drug therapy (PDT) for their chronic low back pain was very revealing. Those who received spinal manipulation were more likely to be very satisfied with their care: 84% for SMT versus 50% for PDT. Those who received spinal manipulation documented their health-related quality of life scores significantly higher than those with prescription drug therapy: 12.85 for SMT vs 9.92 for PDT. Regarding the level of concern over the care they were receiving, SMT patients receiving chiropractic care reported a lower degree of concern than the PDT patient receiving prescription therapy. (2) Our goal at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is to decrease our Fort Wayne back pain patients’ concern over their pain condition and its care by performing a thorough examination, explaining clearly what the condition is as well as the expected care outcomes, and performing gentle, relieving care for back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain relief. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of a painful disc herniation after a car accident which often entails several providers. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. Back pain relief is a result of a well-coordinated team effort among us all – pain patient, chiropractic healthcare professional, and other healthcare professionals. We’re ready. Are you? « View All Featured Articles"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."