Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost01/12/2021How well do you know your spine and what it needs? Does your doctor? Does your insurance provider (ie, Medicare)? Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc prides itself on knowing the spine of each of our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor examines your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when there is neck pain, your neck when you have arm pain, your low back when you have leg pain, your thoracic spine when there is thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor knows your spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer doesn’t. The chiropractic profession strives to provide the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Fort Wayne chiropractor strives to communicate openly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief, etc. YOUR INSURER Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the entire story about back pain. In a study comparing self-reported low back pain to data gathered by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and such found that these two groups do not agree. Self-reported data about low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data differed in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you. YOUR BACK PAIN In a study that expressly examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient point of view and the objective testing angle revealed that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in this comparison, actual input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors who filled out objective tests. These findings led the researchers to note that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is valuable in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor factors in this evidence to care for your spine. YOUR CHIROPRACTOR Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. An interesting study of chiropractic students found that as each year of school passed the students became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is prepared to take care of Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps growing! Researchers report today that the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug pain management offering. In a study of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients got an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who use chiropractic are found to have higher clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries 12 months later, less opioid-associated disability, fewer traumatic falls and injuries, slower declines in activities of daily living and disability over time) at less expense (fewer medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery cost) with more satisfaction. (5) These are not bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they described how non-pharmacological alleviating treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help. Make a non-surgical Fort Wayne chiropractic care visit with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Know that Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows Fort Wayne back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief. « 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. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."