Spinal manipulation and back pain go hand in hand. Into
whose hands? Chiropractors’, most commonly! A new report piqued
the attention of Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. as it details the
current state of spinal manipulation delivery. Your
Auburn chiropractor endeavors to be your
spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in
PROVIDERS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION
Medicare patients are older.
They face spine issues like back
pain and neck pain as a result of spinal stenosis. What’s
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 are today. Chiropractors remain most commonly known for their providing spinal manipulation. Medicare sees
it, too. A recent study of the clinicians who give
spinal manipulation tried to find out more about this since spinal
manipulation was a suggested 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 out of 100,000 in another state. Not every location has that
many 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 declined
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 decreasing while the supply of
non-chiropractors delivering 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 which established
federal accreditation for chiropractic, always reminded
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 include
evidence-based treatment techniques into the teaching curriculum of future chiropractors. A new survey of faculty at
a chiropractic school discovered that 81% of them were trained
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 instructed 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) Certainly,
exposure to well-documented and researched techniques in chiropractic school is
vital to establish a future chiropractor’s
foundation for a productive clinical practice in terms of relieving
the pain of spine pain patients. Grounding the choice of which
techniques to incorporate into the curriculum on those that have
the best evidence behind them is important. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. welcomes
all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox®
Technic used in this Auburn 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 describes how the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped reduce low back pain for this military veteran.
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