Groton 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 piqued the attention of Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office as it describes the current status of spinal manipulation delivery. Your Groton chiropractor puts forth effort to be the spinal manipulation healthcare provider, your back pain specialist, in Groton.

PROVIDERS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION

Medicare patients are older. They face 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 provided SMT more heavily in its beginning professional years. Some massage therapists and physical therapists are now. Chiropractors remain most commonly known for their delivery of spinal manipulation. Medicare sees it as well. A new study of the clinicians who use 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 treated anywhere from 20 back pain sufferers out of 100,000 population in one 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 used. Unfortunately, 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 grew from 700 to 1441. Even though chiropractors are the largest group of spinal manipulation providers to Medicare beneficiaries, the overall supply of them is falling while the supply of non-chiropractors offering 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 founder of the Council for Chiropractic Education which set up federal accreditation for chiropractic, always told 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 chiropractors of the future. A new survey of faculty at a chiropractic school found 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 taught via elective courses. Nearly all, 96%, of the survey responders deemed preclinical technique courses were a beneficial 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 relieving 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. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office appreciates all the research documentation – biomechanical and clinical – behind the Cox® Technic delivered in this Groton chiropractic clinic.

CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office

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 ease low back pain for this military veteran. 

Schedule your next Groton chiropractic appointment with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office now. Entrust your back pain and neck pain into the hands of your chiropractor at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office who delivers spinal manipulation every day, follows the research and protocols for safe, gentle, and relieving treatment based on research evidence. We look forward to seeing you!

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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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