Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Sees the Spine in Many Ways to Diagnose and Relieve Back Pain05/11/2022There are so many ways to “see” the spine. Imaging, ultrasound, clinical testing. What is best? That depends. Your Fort Wayne chiropractic spinal pain doctor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc implements the test(s) that are necessary to “see’’ the spine best to create the best treatment plan for treatment and relief. KNOWING WHAT MAY UNDERLIE PAIN: What Chiropractors Look For Chiropractors in addition to general practitioners and other healthcare providers must be on the look out for all sorts of underlying causes of back pain from fractures, infections, tumors, radiculopathy, axial spondylarthritis, and extravertebral causes. These may require imaging, lab tests, etc., to help identify. 20% of back pain episodes may have these kinds of underlying issues that need to discovered in a timely manner. (1) Occasionally, knee osteoarthritis and lumbar spondylosis appear together in the same patient. Having one or the other issue significantly raised the risk of having the other. (2) Though they’re not likely in your vocabulary, they are in your chiropractor’s! Schmorl’s nodes. Seen on imaging, these are noted in 33% of low back pain patients and in only 11.5% of subjects without symptoms. Body weight seems to influence the number of these seen on imaging. (3) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is well-versed in looking for all of these and more issues. WHAT ELSE DOES YOUR CHIROPRACTOR LOOK FOR Decreased balance capability could potentially impact recovery from low back pain. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks for depressive symptoms as they tend to add to more primary care visits in acute low back pain patients, greater pain intensity, more disability, and less recovery in acute and chronic back pain patients. (5) You are a whole person! [[companyame]] sees you that way. So what else do we look for? All that may reduce your recovery. WHAT DOES YOUR CHIROPRACTOR DO FOR SPINE-RELATED PAIN Whether you have low back pain or neck pain or low back or neck related leg or arm pain, your Fort Wayne chiropractor will guide your care be it just for a diagnosis and referral to the appropriate healthcare colleague or for the establishment of an in-house treatment plan leading to pain relief. We are here for you. We analyze the spine research to keep up with all the latest in diagnostic tips and tools. And we offer pain-relieving spinal manipulation with The Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression System of Spinal Pain Mangement. Spinal manipulation has demonstrated itself through research to be good at controlling low back pain as fast as immediately. Stiffness and tone were reported to increase right after treatment while elasticity decreased. (6) CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Joseph D’Angiollilo on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how he discovered a spinal tumor during his detailed clinical exam of a man with back pain. Unusual, yes, but such a source of pain can be revealed by a well-trained and experienced chiropractor like your Fort Wayne chiropractor. You’re in good hands! Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. With so many ways available to “see” your spine, know that we’ll find what’s going on and a path to get you some pain relief. We look forward to seeing you at your up-coming chiropractic appointment! « 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."