How 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 endeavors 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,
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 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.