Manchester 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 drew the attention of Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries as it explains the current situation of spinal manipulation delivery. Your Manchester chiropractor strives to be your spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in Manchester.

PROVIDERS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION

Medicare patients are older. They encounter 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 now. Chiropractors are still most commonly recognized for their delivery of spinal manipulation. Medicare recognizes it as well. A new study of the clinicians who use spinal manipulation tried to discover more about this since spinal manipulation was a suggested 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 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 used. Unfortunately, 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 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 which set up federal accreditation for chiropractic, always told the “young doctors” - as he referred to the chiropractic students he mentored - “never stop delivering the chiropractic spinal adjustment.”

SPINAL MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES TAUGHT IN CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOLS

Chiropractic schools aim to incorporate evidence-based treatment techniques into the teaching curriculum of future chiropractors. A new survey of faculty at one chiropractic school found 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 educated 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 teach on those that have the best evidence behind them is important. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries appreciates all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox® Technic delivered in this Manchester 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 Manchester chiropractic appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries now. Entrust your back pain and neck pain into the hands of your chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries who performs spinal manipulation every day, follows the research and protocols for safe, gentle, and pain alleviating treatment based on research evidence. See you soon!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries uses spinal manipulation on a daily basis as a representative of the chiropractic profession which is recognized as being the profession of spinal manipulation practitioners.
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