Plainville 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 drew the attention of Layden Chiropractic as it details the current state of spinal manipulation delivery. Your Plainville chiropractor endeavors to be the spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in Plainville.

PROVIDERS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION

Medicare patients are older. They deal with spine issues like back pain and neck pain due to spinal stenosis. What is the first line of treatment suggested? Spinal manipulation. Which profession historically provides the majority of spinal manipulation (SMT) care? Chiropractic. Osteopathy provided SMT more heavily in its beginning professional years. Some massage therapists and physical therapists do now. Chiropractors are still most commonly known for their providing spinal manipulation. Medicare recognizes it as well. A new study of the clinicians who use spinal manipulation tried to find out 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 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 take care of 1 in 100,000 to 8 in 100,000. Spinal manipulation clinicians are desired. 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 increased from 700 to 1441. Even though chiropractors are the majority of spinal manipulation providers to Medicare beneficiaries, the general supply of them is falling while the supply of non-chiropractors offering spinal manipulation is rising. (1) Developer of Cox® Technic, Dr. James Cox remembers Dr. Joseph Janse, president of the National College of Chiropractic for 38 years and founder of the Council for Chiropractic Education that set up 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 strive to include evidence-based treatment techniques into the teaching curriculum of future chiropractors. A recent survey of faculty at one 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 taught via elective courses. Nearly all, 96%, of the survey responders felt preclinical technique courses were a good 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 successful clinical practice in terms of relieving the pain of spine pain patients. Grounding the choice of which techniques to teach on those that have the best evidence behind them is important. Layden Chiropractic welcomes all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox® Technic used in this Plainville chiropractic clinic.

CONTACT Layden Chiropractic

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 ease low back pain for this military veteran. 

Make your next Plainville chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic now. Entrust your back pain and neck pain into the hands of your chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic who performs spinal manipulation every day, follows the research and protocols for safe, gentle, and pain alleviating treatment based on research evidence. We look forward to seeing you!

Layden Chiropractic 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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