CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL
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 performed
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Spinal Care Clinic knows spinal manipulation. A review of chiropractors’
application of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method reported that chiorpractors appropriately used
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 large number of research areas from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can provide
relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients can get to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain
patients’ diminished 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 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 assess your
condition to establish a treatment plan to manage
your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain
specialists like your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in Burlington and Hamilton adults. For instance, the
gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness is quite reliable in its validity in differentiating low back
pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at
Spinal Care Clinic really are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and proper treatment of Burlington and Hamilton back pain
and neck pain!
Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people
do, but researchers are studying breathing more
in its different modes and for its pain-relieving qualities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing decreased
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 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 valued the report about
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted
researchers to suggest 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 Spinal Care Clinic
Schedule your next
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we will chat
about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon!