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
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
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!