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Healthy News - December 2019

Spinal Care Clinic [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. A study revealed that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past year. The most common approaches suggested were acupuncture, yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and massage. 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 suggest chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it has 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 similar pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Burlington and Hamilton 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 works with physicians of all professions to help patients and especially this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled her after her hip surgery. His use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his care special.

Burlington and Hamilton 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, take a look at these Danish reports about the advantages of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study 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 point out that the research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study considered issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence 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 helpful only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to enjoy the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the present shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor’s office, it is a good thing for all!

CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic

Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment today with Spinal Care Clinic. Spinal Care Clinic wants you see Santa and smile with joy. Spinal Care Clinic welcomes all referrals from physicians for Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic spinal manipulation which Spinal Care Clinic prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Burlington and Hamilton.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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