At Cole Pain Therapy Group, our team of chiropractors are honored to care for patients in partnership with the larger Memphis healthcare community.  We are committed to evidence-informed, patient-centered chiropractic care and strive to excel in the following areas:

  • Quality Care – Our team follows the best evidence regarding spine pain and functional pain syndromes.
  • Patient-centered Practice – Evidence-based practice places equal import on the best evidence, practitioner experience, and patient values.  We take time to understand a patient’s perspective in accordance with the biopsychosocial model of physical rehabilitation.
  • Patient Satisfaction – Each patient receives a survey after the first visit and at 30 days.  When asked about the likelihood of referring a friend or colleague, 90% of responses are 10/10 and 6% are 9/10.  Patients often share their reviews on our website and Google.
  • Transition of Care – Our office can schedule a new appointment same day or next day in most cases.  We will return a summary report to your office, and keep you informed about the status of your patient.  Simply call or fax to coordinate a referral.

Patient-centered conservative spine care

Due to prevention strategies relative to COVID-19, we now offer telehealth patient consultation.  

Research and comments regarding chiropractic as a component of medical management of spine pain and headache:

A study of 750 active-duty US military personnel with acute LBP compared the effectiveness of standard care alone (medication, physical therapy, pain management) versus a collaborative care plan that included chiropractic manipulation.  “Chiropractic care, when added as usual medical care, resulted in improvements in low back pain intensity and disability. This trial provides additional support for the inclusion of chiropractic care as a component of multidisciplinary health care for low back pain, as currently recommended in existing guidelines.”

Specifically, chiropractic co-manage patients reported:

  • significantly lower mean worst pain intensity
  • significantly less symptoms of “bothersomeness”
  • significantly better global perceived improvement
  • significant and greater mean satisfaction with care
  • significantly less pain medication use
  • no serious treatment-related adverse events

Goertz CM, et al. Effect of Usual Medical Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Medical Care Alone on Pain and Disability Among US Service Members With Low Back Pain.  A Comparative Clinical Trial. JAMA Netowork Open. 2018:(1):e180105.

The Ontario Ministry of health has funded a study to determine the value of MD/DC collaboration on the management of lower back pain. Study participants were evaluated by the primary care physician and also by the chiropractor, in the same office. Physicians and chiropractors partnered to discuss decision-making for: appropriateness of advanced imaging, specialist referral, patient education, self-management, and care plans.

  • High patient satisfaction (94% of patients said they were “very satisfied” or “satisfied”) with care.
  • High provider satisfaction. All physicians made reference to the value of referring back pain patients to the consulting chiropractor.
  • The majority of physicians perceived the consulting chiropractors assessment and management of back pain as being of higher quality than medical physicians.
  • Increase patient confidence in diagnosis and treatment options.
  • Decrease in referrals for imaging and specialist (71% of physicians reporting).

Endicott, A. Working with MD’s to Treat Back Pain, Dynamic Chiropractic, Sept 2012

The American Medical Association goes on record endorsing chiropractic care in a patient information synopsis: “Many treatments are available for low back pain… people benefit from chiropractic therapy.”

Denise M. Goodman, Allison E. Burke, Edward H. Livinston. Low Back Pain. JAMA 2013:309(16):1738.

There is a growing amount of interest in chiropractic care within the allopathic model of healthcare. Branson reports 74% of respondents favor the addition of complementary medicine into a Minnesota hospital system.

Branson RA. Hospital-based chiropractic integration within a large private hospital system in Minnesota: a 10 year example. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Nov-Dec;32(9):740-8.

“For the management of low back pain, chiropractic care is the most effective treatment, and it should be fully integrated into the government’s healthcare system.”

Manga P, Angus D, et al. The Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic Management of Low-Back Pain. The Ontario Ministry of Health, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada, August 1993. 

Chiropractic co-management of Department of Defense recipients shows significant improvement and high patient satisfaction.

Green BN, et al. Integration of Chiropractic Services in Military and Veteran Health Care Facilities: A systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine. 2016 Apr;21(2):115-30. 

The 2018 Joint Commission Guideline enhanced the pain assessment and management requirement for hospitals to include “non-pharmacologic pain treatment modalities” that were defined in 2015 to include “chiropractic therapy”.

The Official Newsletter of The Joint Commission. Joint Commission Enhances Pain Assessment and Management Requirements for Accredited Hospitals. July 2017 Volume 37 Number 7.
Joint Commission Online. Revision to Pain Management Standards. jconline_November_12_14pdf

In a measure to help control opioid use disorders, 37 state Attorneys General suggest that PCPs prescribe non-opioid alternatives including chiropractic.

Attorney General Janet Mills Joins 37 States, Territories in Fight against Opioid Incentives.