Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care10/03/2017The spine merits respect. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC respects all Fort Wayne spines, those healthy and those hurting. When the spine hurts, it demands attention. The attention the hurting spine gets isn’t always respectful of the guidelines for its pain relief. That fact is receiving notice in the medical research. Evidence based guidelines for a painful spine’s care are plentiful, but they are not always followed. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor respects the spine and matches its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is frequently non-surgical and non-drug. CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES What is recommended and/or beneficial for spine pain often delivered even in Fort Wayne? The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians endorse spinal manipulation for low back pain. (1) Flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) and manual therapy using joint mobilization techniques and flexion distraction is written to be effective for low back pain relief. (2) Spinal manipulation as a conservative treatment should be tried by patients with chronic low back pain and disability related to low back pain. (3) Flexion distraction provides clinically significant improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research notes that surgical methods and outcomes vary from place to place for patients with the same condition. It invites standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines founded about what works best according to such evidence. (5) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC agrees that published guidelines documenting what is best require respectful use. CLINICAL REALITY What is really going on? A just released article that assessed the care of Canadian spine pain patients referred for spine surgery came out and stated that “Surgeons do not use clinical practice guidelines before spine surgery.” What did they do? Prescribed medications to 74.2% of them 46.3% of whom got opioids. 61.1% of patients tried two or less non-surgical forms of treatment. The article proposes that if patients received evidence-based non-operative treatments before a spine surgery consultation, fewer would be referred and, in Canada, fewer would get worse as they have to wait such a long time to see the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates grew from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that resulted in escalated complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC delivers Fort Wayne chiropractic spine care with less invasive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic. MAKE A Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT Listen to this PODCAST with medical doctor, Dr. David Moen, who encourages non-surgical care of back pain with chiropractic for less costly and unnecessary medical care. Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic consultation today with the Fort Wayne spine specialist at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC where your hurting spine is met with respect and relieving care as evidence documents best. « View All Spine 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."