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
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 types 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
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 delivered in this Plainville 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 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!