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Millville 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 drew the attention of Wilson Family Chiropractic as it details the current situation of spinal manipulation delivery. Your Millville chiropractor strives to be your spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in Millville.

PROVIDERS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION

Medicare patients are older. They encounter spine issues like back pain and neck pain due to spinal stenosis. What’s the first line of treatment recommended? Spinal manipulation. Which profession historically provides 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 today. Chiropractors are still most commonly recognized for their providing spinal manipulation. Medicare recognizes it as well. 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 found 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 a state to 260 out of 100,000 in another state. Not every location has enough 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 provide spinal manipulation grew 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 delivering 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 founder of the Council for Chiropractic Education which founded federal accreditation for chiropractic, always reminded 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 strive to include evidence-based treatment techniques into the teaching curriculum of chiropractors of the future. A recent survey of faculty at a chiropractic school found that 81% of them were skilled 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 instructed via elective courses. Nearly all, 96%, of the survey responders deemed preclinical technique courses were a good idea. 81% reported that they thought elective technique courses were valuable. (2) Surely, 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. Grounding the choice of which techniques to incorporate into the curriculum on those that have the best evidence behind them is important. Wilson Family Chiropractic appreciates all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox® Technic delivered in this Millville 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 reduce low back pain for this military veteran. 

Make your next Millville chiropractic appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic soon. Entrust your back pain and neck pain into the hands of your chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic who performs 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!

Wilson Family Chiropractic 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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