Want to Work? Have Low Back Pain? Try Non-Surgical Care.05/03/2011"I don't want to be on back pain disability. I want to work, but my low back pain is so bad."Back pain may impede your ability to work as well as enjoy life. Not only do you suffer with pain, but you can't pay bills, help around the house, take care of yourself let alone your family. Back pain cannot stop your life like that. It just can't. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc understands and has an evidence-based, research-documented, non-surgical treatment option to help.Work Related Back Injury Worker Compensation is well-known in the workplace. It pays for care when a worker is injured at work. Many statistics can be collected from work comp files as documentation of care is strictly required in the lower back pain population of patients, but the hardships that surround an injury or low back pain that remove the opportunity to work and participate in life as usual are not as well detailed. So we focus on the statistics which point to what works - and doesn't work - in dealing with low back pain and successfully returning these back pain sufferers back to work which hopefully translates to their improved quality of life. A treatment plan designed with you at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc can lead the way. Surgical Vs. Non-Surgical Care of Lower Back Pain in Work Comp Patients Work-related non-specific low back pain patients taken care of by physical therapists or medical physicians reportedly have higher disability recurrence than such patients treated by chiropractors or no doctor at all. chiropractic treated low back pain patients have lower disability recurrence rates. (1) Worker Compensation management of lower back pain that included lumbar fusion surgery for the diagnoses of disc degeneration, disc herniation, and/or radiculopathy (pain that extends down an extremity like leg pain) is associated with a significant increase in permanent disability, opiate (drug) use, prolonged work loss, and poor return to work status. (2) Surgical Non-surgical Permanent disability rates 11% 2% Opiate drug use 41% increase (76% continued use after surgery) Work loss 1140 days 316 days Return to work status 26% 67% What to do for Low Back Pain Relief to Keep Working? Researchers declare that spinal manipulation for chronic non-specific low back pain is effective for pain relief. Further, they propose that maintenance spinal manipulation sessions after the initial intensive sessions of spinal manipulation to obtain long-term benefit because more improvement was noted in pain and disability scores. (3) In a randomized control trial for acute mechanical low back pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation is associated with significantly greater improvement over usual care by family physicians. (4) In Fort Wayne Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc's chiropractic spinal manipulation may relieve your low back pain and work together with your family physician as desired. Compared to commonly used interventions in Fort Wayne and other areas for low back pain relief like drugs, education, exercise and physical modalities, 5 to 10 sessions of spinal manipulation over two to four weeks achieve equal or superior improvement in pain and function for low back pain sufferers. (5) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc follows the 50% Rule in the Cox Technic system of spine care: office visits for low back pain treatment are determined by your response to care. Upon 50% relief of pain measured subjectively (your input) and objectively (clinical tests), your treatment visits are reduced by 50%. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks to 50% relief of pain in the first 30 days of care or sooner. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc's goal is to return you to your active life and employment as swiftly as possible and support you if you are able to or choose to continue to work while under chiropractic care which, as a matter of fact, many patients do. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc's Cox Technic Spinal Manipulation Whether you are injured at work or sport, spinal manipulation is growingly acknowledged and even endorsed as a non-surgical form of care for relief of lower back pain. In Fort Wayne Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers spinal manipulation in the form of gentle, effective Cox Technic flexion distraction and spinal decompression. Cox Technic is documented to drop intradiscal pressures to as low as -192mmHG and open the area of the spinal canal by up to 28%. (6,7). Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc now for your low back pain relief and return to work and the quality of life you want. Click here for References to Want to Work? Have Low Back Pain? Try Non-Surgical Care.« 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."