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New Roads Spinal Manipulation is Delivered Most by Chiropractors

Spinal manipulation and back pain go hand in hand. Into whose hands? Chiropractors’, most commonly! A recent report piqued the attention of New Roads Chiropractic Center as it details the current state of spinal manipulation delivery. Your New Roads chiropractor endeavors to be the spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in New Roads.

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 is the first line of treatment recommended? Spinal manipulation. Which profession historically gives 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 providing spinal manipulation. Medicare recognizes it as well. A new study of the clinicians who give spinal manipulation tried to find out more about this since spinal manipulation was a recommended first-line treatment for low back pain. They found 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 that many chiropractors. Other spinal manipulation providers take care of 1 in 100,000 to 8 in 100,000. Spinal manipulation clinicians are desired. Sadly, the number of Medicare-active chiropractors decreased from 47,102 in 2007 to 45,543 in 2015. Other kinds of clinicians who deliver spinal manipulation increased from 700 to 1441. Even though chiropractors are the largest group of spinal manipulation providers to Medicare beneficiaries, the general supply of them is falling while the supply of non-chiropractors providing 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 include evidence-based treatment techniques into the teaching curriculum of future chiropractors. A recent survey of faculty at a chiropractic school discovered 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 instructed via elective courses. Nearly all, 96%, of the survey responders deemed preclinical technique courses were a positive idea. 81% felt elective technique courses were valuable. (2) Certainly, exposure to well-documented and researched techniques in chiropractic school is important to set up a future chiropractor’s foundation for a successful clinical practice in terms of easing 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. New Roads Chiropractic Center appreciates all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox® Technic used in this New Roads 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 relieve low back pain for this military veteran. 

Set up your next New Roads chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center soon. Entrust your back pain and neck pain into the hands of your chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center who delivers 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!

New Roads Chiropractic Center uses spinal manipulation daily as a representative of the chiropractic profession which is recognized as being the profession of spinal manipulation practitioners.
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