Healthy News - December 2019

Amelia Chiropractic 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. An inquiry found that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. The most common approaches advocated 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 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 suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it has 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 enjoy seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration 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 interacts with physicians of all professions to benefit patients and especially this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered her after her hip surgery. His use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his care special.

Fernandina Beach 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 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 enhanced 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 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 found to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Believing in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists! These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to join in 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit! He will do us all some good!

CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic

Schedule your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment today with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic welcomes all referrals from physicians for Fernandina Beach chiropractic spinal manipulation which Amelia Chiropractic Clinic prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Fernandina Beach.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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