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Healthy News - December 2019

Chiropractic Care [shares how medical physicians are referring to complementary health approaches more, particularly for chiropractic manipulation and massage. 

PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS

Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs) is interesting. An inquiry revealed that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past year. The most common approaches recommended were massage therapy (30.4%), chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation (27.1%), herbs/nonvitamin supplements (26.5%), yoga (25.6%) and acupuncture (22.4%). Female doctors were more likely than their male counterparts to refer for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less likely to recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s been documented that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain brings about lower cost of care as well as clinically comparable pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! West Palm Beach chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation in costs savings, pain relief, and assurance in the care they receive.

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who interacts with physicians of all professions to benefit patients and especially this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled her after her hip surgery. His application of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.

West Palm Beach holiday joy and even fun with Santa are analyzed as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, check out these Danish reports about the advantages of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were compared to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits boosted the joy to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors highlight that the research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study analyzed issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may impact doctors’ divorce statistics in the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also reported to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Believing in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to enjoy the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) Bring Santa with you to your next West Palm Beach chiropractic visit! He’ll do us all some good!

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today with Chiropractic Care. Chiropractic Care hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. Chiropractic Care welcomes all referrals from physicians for West Palm Beach chiropractic spinal manipulation which Chiropractic Care prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in West Palm Beach.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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