Fort Wayne Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care02/20/2018Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Fort Wayne folks? Let’s look at where it fits in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC SPINAL MANIPULATION IS RECOMMENDED Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recommended for at least 12 weeks before referral for spine surgery for lumbar disc herniation. (1) The American Medical Association, the American Pain Society, the American College of Physicians and Harvard Medical School all state spinal manipulation and chiropractic are first line care for low back pain. (2) Is that news to you? Likely because it requires numerous years for such innovative, proven concepts to filter to general knowledge. Some people (not our Fort Wayne chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC certainly is the Fort Wayne back pain specialist! Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Fort Wayne chiropractic practice, particularly the more difficult cases! For example, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and evade the need for reoperation. (3) Reports assert that from 9 to 33% of people receive spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4) DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS The call for chiropractic spine care is rising. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum duration of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the best timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What does such a Fort Wayne neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is a possibility for pain relief. Another similar study found that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs causing the condition termed stenosis. Further, a high rate of adverse effects is reported in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were reported for any of the conservative treatment options. (6) SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE A second opinion before spine surgery is a sound idea. A study of 137 patients proposed to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not require surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to need surgery, the type of surgery was changed for 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC has vast success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC uses a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves allowing normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper reporting flexion–distraction spinal manipulation used to relieve an L4-L5 disk extrusion causing L5 nerve root radiculopathy in a 40 year old naval officer. (8) MIND-BODY PRACTITIONERS (INCLUDING CHIROPRACTORS) HELP A report of 674 emergency room adult visits showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had used at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People seeking such care were significantly younger and more likely to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were significantly more likely to believe that MBP prevented illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9) CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Listen to a PODCAST about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation relieves back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have struggled with back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica). Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC as you grow in the realization that chiropractors - like your Fort Wayne chiropractor, a true Fort Wayne back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Fort Wayne spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain. « 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."