There’s so much more than meets the eye in the chiropractic profession. From the patient perspective, a chiropractor makes a few adjustments and sends them on their way feeling better. For the chiropractor, however, there’s a multitude of considerations to be made. In fact, much of a chiropractor’s job involves processing data.
Data is a cornerstone of chiropractic and Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) in particular. Patient data provides everything from a quantification of spinal curvature misalignment, to progression of adjustments within an adjustment plan, to analysis of results. Without ongoing data to power their decision making, CBP chiropractors would have no way of quantifying or qualifying their efforts.
At Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, ID, we make it a point to consult the data before adjusting our patients. We know that the data we collect and analyze holds the key to affecting real, positive change in patients seeking relief.
Benchmarking data within the chiropractic adjustment process is critical for performance assessment. This simply means measuring changes affected by an adjustment plan and their relativity to intended results or normal figures. But, in order for this information to be viable, it needs to be part of a composite of integral data points:
- Measurement of starting spinal curvature;
- Figures for ideal spinal curvature or the measurement of intended results;
- Incremental data points taken at regular intervals within an adjustment schedule.
Simply put, this type of data gives chiropractors a beginning, middle, and end, wherein the middle-segmented data represents active progression. As patients progress through a CBP adjustment timeline, collected data can be juxtaposed next to extrapolated examples to see if a patient is on track to meet final adjustment expectations. Each instance of this data analysis represents performance measurement.
Peripheral benefits of performance measurement
More than just showing progression through an adjustment plan and any deviation from intended results, performance adjustment also affords chiropractors the opportunity to deliver a higher standard of care. Just as patients are individually unique, the data derived from their situation is as well.
One of the chief ways data can be used on an individualized level is to help patients validate their efforts. Showing an incremental return to normal spine curvature enables patients to understand the results of their adjustments and efforts – even when they might not be immediately felt or recognized. Additionally, data can be used to show a slide back into misalignment for patients defaulting on their at-home exercises, stretches, or lifestyle changes.
Data’s impact on chiropractic’s validity
Performance measurement and data gathering benefits more than just the patient. The entire chiropractic profession as a whole can welcome the legitimacy that data provides! From providing substantiated evidence to payers as to the efficacy of adjustments, to showcasing transparency between chiropractors and patients, data plays an integral role in the face of chiropractic.
CBP in particular is further enhancing the importance of data collection and interpretation in the field by leveraging results studies to delve further into the capabilities of chiropractic across wide-ranging ailments. By defining problems and treatments, and collecting data throughout the course of a study, CBP is providing grounded, scientifically-sound studies to the benefit of the industry.
Data drives wellness
At Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, ID, our patients always come first. But, before we make even the smallest adjustment, we rely on hard data to provide guidance. We’ve learn throughout the years that data analysis supports the wellbeing of the patient, and through Chiropractic BioPhysics, we’ve adopted this ideology across everything we do. Schedule a free consultation with us today and learn more about our methods and practices!
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.