Fort Wayne Chiropractor Embraces the role of Back Pain Specialist11/28/2017When I check into a hotel for a conference, the conversation often sounds like this: Front desk staff: “So what are you here for?” Me: “I’m a chiropractor from Fort Wayne attending a meeting.” Front desk staff: “Oh! My spouse has the worst back pain and pain down the leg!” Your Fort Wayne chiropractor loves this and could talk back pain and neck pain forever! Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc know this for sure. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor welcomes the reputation as the Fort Wayne back pain specialist. Being a primary spine practitioner is so stimulating and engaging! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows back pain and neck pain, is a specialty clinic for spine pain patients, and is not bashful in the least about letting everyone know in Fort Wayne. BEING THE PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER You have heard of the Gallup Poll. A consultant for Gallup partnered with the Palmer College of Chiropractic for a study that found that 78% of American adults would rather use a non-drug option over a prescription medication to deal with pain like low back or neck pain. Those same adults believed physical therapy and chiropractic care as very effective and safe when compared to pain meds. Aaron Carroll MD writes for the New York Times, and in a blog post called “For Bad Backs, It’s Time to Rethink Biases about Chiropractors,” he stressed how bad the opioid crisis is in the US and that evidence-based non-drug options like spinal manipulation are practical alternatives. (1) Chiropractic identity researchers concluded that chiropractic is viewed by society as a profession of health care providers who are experts in spine care as their education, scope of practice, and educational accrediting and testing revolve around spine care. (2) In one study 61.4% of US adults expressed that chiropractic care successfully relieved neck and back pain. 52.6% said chiropractors were trustworthy. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc gets this. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees that Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain patients find relief with the Fort Wayne chiropractic care and then count on Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to lead them in other healthy approaches to control their back pain conditions and enhance their health and spine to avert future adverse health and/or spinal pain issues. BENEFITS OF PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONERS Specially educated to care for patients with spinal disease, primary spine practitioners perform many responsibilities: diagnose, rule out serious pathology (cancer, fracture, infection, etc.), present evidence-based care like spinal manipulation, manual therapy, rehab/exercise, education about the condition, counseling to help the back pain sufferer accept the condition and its outcome expectations as well as commit to its treatment plan, and direct all phases of care (imaging, injections, surgery if/when needed). (4) It’s a big job with plenty of responsibility! It is just the job your Fort Wayne chiropractor enjoys most! What do Fort Wayne back pain sufferers wants? Consumers want access to non-drug therapies delivered by spine care experts like chiropractors initially. Such access helps in several ways. One is improving the value of spine care delivery. Two is helping address the primary care shortage. (1,5) Three is reducing the cost of care. (6) Four is possibly curbing the opioid epidemic. The American College of Physicians’ recommendations for back pain sufferers specifically state that opioids are the last option behind non-pharmacological treatment options like spinal manipulation, exercise, acupuncture, etc. (7) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to do its share to help. CONTACT YOUR Fort Wayne SPINE CARE SPECIALIST Listen to this PODCAST about how a chiropractic back pain specialist trained in Cox Technic helped a patient who does not want back surgery helped him avoid one. Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to investigate the benefit of having the Fort Wayne back pain specialist caring for your back pain and spine pain without medications in most cases. « 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."