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Burlington and Hamilton 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 attracted the attention of Spinal Care Clinic as it describes the current state of spinal manipulation delivery. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor strives to be your spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in Burlington and Hamilton.

PROVIDERS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION

Medicare patients are of the older persuasion. They meet conditions like back pain and neck pain due to spinal stenosis. What is the first line of treatment recommended? Spinal manipulation. Which profession historically provides the majority of spinal manipulation (SMT) care? Chiropractic. Osteopathy provided SMT more heavily in its early professional years. Some massage therapists and physical therapists are now. Chiropractors are still most commonly recognized for their delivery of spinal manipulation. Medicare recognizes 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 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 enough chiropractors. Other spinal manipulation providers take care of 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 types of clinicians who provide spinal manipulation increased from 700 to 1441. Even though chiropractors are the largest group 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 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 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 strive to include evidence-based treatment techniques into the teaching curriculum of chiropractors of the future. A new 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 good 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 establish 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. Spinal Care Clinic appreciates all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox® Technic delivered in this Burlington and Hamilton 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 relieve low back pain for this military veteran. 

Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic today. Entrust your back pain and neck pain into the hands of your chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic 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!

Spinal Care Clinic 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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