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Healthy News - December 2019

New Roads Chiropractic Center [presents 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 noteworthy. An inquiry revealed that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past year. The most common approaches suggested were massage therapy (30.4%), chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation (27.1%), herbs/nonvitamin supplements (26.5%), yoga (25.6%) and acupuncture (22.4%). Female physicians were more inclined than their male counterparts to suggest for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less inclined to suggest chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s been recorded 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 similar pain relief and greater satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! New Roads chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation in costs savings, pain relief, and confidence in the care they receive.

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who works with physicians of all professions to benefit patients and especially his 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 makes his care special.

New Roads holiday joy and even fun with Santa are studied 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 articles about the benefits 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 happiness 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 influence divorce rates of doctors just after the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also found to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists! These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to enjoy the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4) Bring Santa with you to your next New Roads chiropractic visit! He’ll do us all some good!

CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center

Schedule your next New Roads chiropractic appointment today with New Roads Chiropractic Center. New Roads Chiropractic Center hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. New Roads Chiropractic Center appreciates all referrals from physicians for New Roads chiropractic spinal manipulation which New Roads Chiropractic Center prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in New Roads.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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