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West Palm Beach 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 piqued the attention of Chiropractic Care as it explains the current state of spinal manipulation delivery. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor puts forth effort to be the spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in West Palm Beach.

PROVIDERS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION

Medicare patients are of the older persuasion. They deal with conditions like back pain and neck pain due to spinal stenosis. What’s the first line of treatment suggested? Spinal manipulation. Which profession historically provides the majority of spinal manipulation (SMT) care? Chiropractic. Osteopathy did so more heavily in its beginning professional years. Some massage therapists and physical therapists are now. Chiropractors are still most commonly known for their delivery of spinal manipulation. Medicare sees it, too. A new study of the clinicians who deliver 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 served 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 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 decreased 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 overall supply of them is decreasing while the supply of non-chiropractors providing spinal manipulation is rising. (1) Developer of Cox® Technic, Dr. James Cox recalls Dr. Joseph Janse, president of the National College of Chiropractic for 38 years and organizer 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 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 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 deemed preclinical technique courses were a beneficial 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 easing the pain of spine pain patients. Basing the choice of which techniques to incorporate into the curriculum on those that have the best evidence behind them is key. Chiropractic Care welcomes all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox® Technic used in this West Palm Beach 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 ease low back pain for this military veteran. 

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Care soon. Entrust your back pain and neck pain into the hands of your chiropractor at Chiropractic Care who performs spinal manipulation every day, keeps track of the research and protocols for safe, gentle, and relieving treatment based on research evidence. See you soon!

Chiropractic Care 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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