Severna Park Spinal Manipulation is Delivered Most by Chiropractors

Spinal manipulation and back pain go hand in hand. Into whose hands? Chiropractors’, most commonly! A new report attracted the attention of Back And Neck Care Center as it details the current status of spinal manipulation delivery. Your Severna Park chiropractor endeavors to be the spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in Severna Park.

PROVIDERS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION

Medicare patients are of the older persuasion. They meet conditions like back pain and neck pain due to spinal stenosis. What is the first line of treatment suggested? Spinal manipulation. Which profession historically delivers the majority of spinal manipulation (SMT) care? Chiropractic. Osteopathy did so more heavily in its early professional years. Some massage therapists and physical therapists do now. Chiropractors remain most commonly known for their delivery of spinal manipulation. Medicare sees it, too. A recent study of the clinicians who use spinal manipulation tried to discover more about this since spinal manipulation was a recommended first-line treatment for low back pain. They uncovered that 97% to 98% of the spinal manipulation providers were chiropractors. They served anywhere from 20 back pain sufferers out of 100,000 population in a state to 260 per 100,000 in another state. Not every location has that many chiropractors. Other spinal manipulation providers take care of 1 in 100,000 to 8 in 100,000. Spinal manipulation clinicians are used. Unfortunately, the number of Medicare-active chiropractors fell from 47,102 in 2007 to 45,543 in 2015. Other kinds of clinicians who provide spinal manipulation grew from 700 to 1441. Even though chiropractors are the largest group of spinal manipulation providers to Medicare beneficiaries, the overall supply of them is decreasing while the supply of non-chiropractors delivering spinal manipulation is growing. (1) Developer of Cox® Technic, Dr. James Cox remembers Dr. Joseph Janse, president of the National College of Chiropractic for 38 years and organizer of the Council for Chiropractic Education which founded federal accreditation for chiropractic, always quoted to the “young doctors” - as he called the chiropractic students he mentored - “never stop delivering the chiropractic spinal adjustment.”

SPINAL MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES TAUGHT IN CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOLS

Chiropractic schools aim to incorporate evidence-based treatment techniques into the teaching curriculum of future chiropractors. A recent survey of faculty at a chiropractic school found that 81% of them were skilled in diversified technique and 52% in Cox® Technic. Most of the faculty agreed that diversified (93%), Cox (89%), Thompson (74%), SOT (54%) and Activator (52%) techniques would be valuable techniques for their future chiropractors to be educated via elective courses. Nearly all, 96%, of the survey responders deemed preclinical technique courses were a beneficial idea. 81% felt elective technique courses were valuable. (2) Surely, exposure to well-documented and researched techniques in chiropractic school is important to establish a future chiropractor’s foundation for a productive clinical practice in terms of easing the pain of spine pain patients. Basing the choice of which techniques to incorporate into the curriculum on those that have the best evidence behind them is important. Back And Neck Care Center welcomes all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox® Technic delivered in this Severna Park 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 illustrates how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped reduce low back pain for this military veteran. 

Make your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment with Back And Neck Care Center now. Entrust your back pain and neck pain into the hands of your chiropractor at Back And Neck Care 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!

Back And Neck Care Center uses spinal manipulation on a daily basis as a representative of the chiropractic profession which is recognized as being the profession of spinal manipulation practitioners.
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