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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

January 12, 2021

How well do you know your spine and what it requires? Does your doctor? Does your insurer (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’s neck pain, your neck when there is arm pain, your low back when there’s leg pain, your thoracic spine when you have thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer doesn’t. The chiropractic profession endeavors to provide the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for your spine while your Fort Wayne chiropractor endeavors to communicate openly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your best clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief, etc.


Administrators’ data does not tell the whole story about back pain. In one study comparing self-reported low back pain to data assembled by health groups that track low back pain via billing codes and such discovered that these two groups don’t 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 a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an undervalued 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.


In a study that specifically examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient point of view and the objective testing angle found that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in this comparison, real input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors doing objective tests. These findings led the researchers to note that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is valuable in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.


Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. An interesting study of chiropractic students found that with each year of learning 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 beneficial chiropractic spine care keeps growing! Researchers write today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one such non-drug pain management offering. In a study of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients filled 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 a year 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.

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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 relieving treatment of back pain using 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.

 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc presents how non-drug treatment of back pain combined with knowledge of the spine and its pain help in the relief of spine pain: more quickly and less costly.