Spinal manipulation and back pain go hand in hand. Into
whose hands? Chiropractors’, most commonly! A recent report drew
the attention of Cross Chiropractic Center as it details the
current status of spinal manipulation delivery. Your
Sandy Springs chiropractor endeavors to be your
spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in
PROVIDERS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION
Medicare patients are older.
They face conditions like back
pain and neck pain as a result of spinal stenosis. What is
the first line of treatment suggested? Spinal manipulation.
Which profession historically gives the majority of
spinal manipulation (SMT) care? Chiropractic. Osteopathy provided SMT more heavily in its early professional years. Some massage therapists and
physical therapists are now. Chiropractors are
still most commonly recognized for their delivery
of spinal manipulation. Medicare sees
it, too. A recent study of the clinicians who give
spinal manipulation tried to discover more about this since spinal
manipulation was a recommended first-line treatment for low
back pain. They found that 97% to 98% of the spinal
manipulation providers were chiropractors. They treated anywhere
from 20 back pain sufferers out of 100,000 population in one state to
260 per 100,000 in another state. Not every location has enough chiropractors. Other spinal manipulation providers care
for 1 in 100,000 to 8 in 100,000. Spinal manipulation clinicians are sought.
Unfortunately, the number of Medicare-active chiropractors decreased
from 47,102 in 2007 to 45,543 in 2015. Other kinds of clinicians
who provide spinal manipulation increased from 700 to
1441. Even though chiropractors are the largest group of
spinal manipulation providers to Medicare beneficiaries, the overall
supply of them is falling while the supply of
non-chiropractors providing spinal manipulation is growing.
(1) Developer of Cox® Technic, Dr. James Cox recalls Dr. Joseph
Janse, president of the National College of Chiropractic for 38 years and founder
of the Council for Chiropractic Education which set up
federal accreditation for chiropractic, always quoted to
the “young doctors” - as he referred to the chiropractic students
he mentored - “never stop delivering the chiropractic spinal adjustment.”
SPINAL MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES TAUGHT IN CHIROPRACTIC
Chiropractic schools strive to incorporate
evidence-based treatment techniques into the teaching curriculum of future chiropractors. A new survey of faculty at
one chiropractic school discovered that 81% of them were trained
in diversified technique and 52% in Cox® Technic. Most of the faculty concurred
that diversified (93%), Cox (89%), Thompson (74%), SOT (54%) and Activator
(52%) techniques would be valuable techniques for their future chiropractors to
be taught via elective courses. Nearly all, 96%, of
the survey responders deemed preclinical technique
courses were a positive idea. 81% felt elective technique courses were valuable. (2) Certainly,
exposure to well-documented and researched techniques in chiropractic school is
vital to set up a future chiropractor’s
foundation for a successful clinical practice in terms of easing
the pain of spine pain patients. Basing the choice of which
techniques to teach on those that have
the best evidence behind them is key. Cross Chiropractic Center appreciates
all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox®
Technic delivered in this Sandy Springs chiropractic clinic.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Katrina Wieland on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as she explains how the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped relieve low back pain for this military veteran.
Schedule your next Sandy Springs
chiropractic appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center today. Entrust
your back pain and neck pain into the hands of your chiropractor at
Cross Chiropractic Center who delivers spinal manipulation every day, keeps
track of the research and protocols for safe, gentle, and relieving
treatment based on research evidence. We look forward to seeing you!