Spinal manipulation and back pain go hand in hand. Into
whose hands? Chiropractors’, most commonly! A recent report piqued
the attention of Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center as it explains the
current situation of spinal manipulation delivery. Your
Paramus chiropractor strives to be the
spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in
PROVIDERS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION
Medicare patients are older.
They meet spine issues like back
pain and neck pain as a result of 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 today. Chiropractors remain most commonly known for their providing spinal manipulation. Medicare recognizes
it as well. A new study of the clinicians who deliver
spinal manipulation tried to discover 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 a state to
260 per 100,000 in another state. Not every location has enough chiropractors. Other spinal manipulation providers care
for 1 in 100,000 to 8 in 100,000. Spinal manipulation clinicians are desired.
Sadly, 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 decreasing while the supply of
non-chiropractors providing 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 organizer
of the Council for Chiropractic Education that established
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 include
evidence-based treatment techniques into the teaching curriculum of future chiropractors. A new survey of faculty at
one chiropractic school discovered that 81% of them were trained
in diversified technique and 52% in Cox® Technic. Most of the faculty concurred
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 felt preclinical technique
courses were a positive idea. 81% reported that they
thought elective technique courses were valuable. (2) Certainly,
exposure to well-documented and researched techniques in chiropractic school is
vital 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 key. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center welcomes
all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox®
Technic delivered in this Paramus 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 relieve low back pain for this military veteran.
Make your next Paramus
chiropractic appointment with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center now. Entrust
your back pain and neck pain into the hands of your chiropractor at
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation 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!