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September 2021 Healthy News from Spinal Care Clinic

Access to and research behind Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic’s delivery of spinal manipulation is important for back and neck pain patients’ pain relief and expenses.

 
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!

Spinal Care Clinic shares how impactful slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

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 more effectively 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.

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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! 

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