CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control spinal
manipulation once stated Scott Haldeman DC MD. Quite true!
And patients should expect their spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) providers to
be such “knowers”! 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at New Roads Chiropractic Center knows spinal manipulation. A review of their
use of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method discovered that chiorpractors appropriately delivered
SMT in treating 84% of their chronic low back pain and 86% of their chronic neck
pain patients. (2) According to an analysis of published
research, research support for chiropractic SMT was cited more than average in
a multitude of research areas from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can deliver
relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients have
access to them. A new study of older adult spine pain
patients’ decreased access to chiropractic caused an increase the number of visits to primary care physicians
for spine pain, quantity of spinal surgery, and cost of care (an extra
cost of $114,967 per 1000 beneficiaries on medical services). (4) Fortunately
in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, armed
with knowledge of the proper tests to assess 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 New Roads chiropractor to assess
low back pain in New Roads adults. For example, 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
New Roads Chiropractic Center really are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and proper treatment of New Roads back pain
and neck pain!
New Roads CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. How often do you
really think to breathe? Not many people
do, but researchers are studying breathing more
in its various modes and for its pain-relieving abilities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
visceral pain intensity. (6) It was found to better
reduce pain when it was done slowly with an
extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study proposed
pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, especially
good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Interesting!
Your chiropractor most valued 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) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so you
might want to pay a little more attention to HOW
you breathe to decrease 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 incorporation
of basic breathing instruction along with spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next
New Roads chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon!