CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will have control of spinal
manipulation once stated Scott Haldeman DC MD. So true!
And patients should expect their spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) providers to
be such “knowers”! 90% of spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Chiropractic Care knows spinal manipulation. A review of their
use of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method reported that they appropriately used
SMT in treating 84% of their chronic low back pain and 86% of their chronic neck
pain patients. (2) According to an assessment of published
research, research support for chiropractic SMT was cited more than average in
a multitude of research fields from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can offer
relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients can get to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain
patients’ reduced access to chiropractic caused a rise the number of visits to primary care physicians
for spine pain, rate of spinal surgery, and cost of care (an additional
cost of $114,967 per 1000 beneficiaries on medical services). (4) Luckily
in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, has the knowledge of the proper tests to evaluate your
condition to set up a treatment plan to handle
your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain
specialists like your West Palm Beach chiropractor to assess
low back pain in West Palm Beach adults. For instance, the
gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness stands out
for its validity in differentiating low back
pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at
Chiropractic Care really are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of West Palm Beach back pain
and neck pain!
West Palm Beach CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many of us
do, but researchers are studying breathing more
in its various modes and for its pain-relieving qualities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing decreased
visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to better
ease pain when it was slow paced with an
extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested
pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, particularly
good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Interesting!
Your chiropractor most appreciated the study of
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted
researchers to recommend breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just pay a little more attention to HOW
you breathe to reduce your pain.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as they present research on the inclusion
of basic breathing instruction in addition to spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Set up your next
West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Care. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll chat
about pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!