Fort Wayne Spinal Manipulation is Delivered Most by Chiropractors 08/17/2021Spinal manipulation and back pain go hand in hand. Into whose hands? Chiropractors’, most commonly! A new report attracted the attention of Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc as it explains the current status of spinal manipulation delivery. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor strives to be the spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in Fort Wayne. PROVIDERS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION Medicare patients are of the older persuasion. They deal with spine issues like back pain and neck pain due to spinal stenosis. What’s the first line of treatment recommended? Spinal manipulation. Which profession historically delivers the majority of spinal manipulation (SMT) care? Chiropractic. Osteopathy did so more heavily in its early professional years. Some massage therapists and physical therapists do today. Chiropractors are still most commonly recognized for their delivery of spinal manipulation. Medicare sees it, too. A new study of the clinicians who deliver spinal manipulation tried to find out more about this since spinal manipulation was a recommended first-line treatment for low back pain. They uncovered that 97% to 98% of the spinal manipulation providers were chiropractors. They treated anywhere from 20 back pain sufferers out of 100,000 population in one state to 260 out of 100,000 in another state. Not every location has enough chiropractors. Other spinal manipulation providers care for 1 in 100,000 to 8 in 100,000. Spinal manipulation clinicians are sought. Unfortunately, the number of Medicare-active chiropractors declined from 47,102 in 2007 to 45,543 in 2015. Other kinds of clinicians who provide spinal manipulation increased from 700 to 1441. Even though chiropractors are the majority of spinal manipulation providers to Medicare beneficiaries, the general supply of them is decreasing while the supply of non-chiropractors delivering spinal manipulation is rising. (1) Developer of Cox® Technic, Dr. James Cox recalls Dr. Joseph Janse, president of the National College of Chiropractic for 38 years and organizer of the Council for Chiropractic Education which founded federal accreditation for chiropractic, always reminded the “young doctors” - as he referred to the chiropractic students he mentored - “never stop delivering the chiropractic spinal adjustment.” SPINAL MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES TAUGHT IN CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOLS Chiropractic schools aim to incorporate evidence-based treatment techniques into the teaching curriculum of chiropractors of the future. A new survey of faculty at a chiropractic school discovered that 81% of them were trained in diversified technique and 52% in Cox® Technic. Most of the faculty concurred that diversified (93%), Cox (89%), Thompson (74%), SOT (54%) and Activator (52%) techniques would be valuable techniques for their future chiropractors to be educated via elective courses. Nearly all, 96%, of the survey responders considered preclinical technique courses were a beneficial idea. 81% felt elective technique courses were valuable. (2) Surely, exposure to well-documented and researched techniques in chiropractic school is vital to establish a future chiropractor’s foundation for a productive clinical practice in terms of easing the pain of spine pain patients. Grounding the choice of which techniques to incorporate into the curriculum on those that have the best evidence behind them is key. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc appreciates all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox® Technic used in this Fort Wayne chiropractic clinic. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Katrina Wieland on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she illustrates how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped ease low back pain for this military veteran. Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc now. Entrust your back pain and neck pain into the hands of your chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc who performs spinal manipulation every day, keeps track of the research and protocols for safe, gentle, and relieving treatment based on research evidence. We look forward to seeing 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."