CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control spinal
manipulation once said 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 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of chiropractors’
use of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method discovered 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 assessment 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, affordably too, when patients can get to them. A new study of older adult spine pain
patients’ decreased access to chiropractic caused a rise the number of visits to primary care physicians
for spine pain, rate 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, knows the proper tests to assess your
condition to set up a treatment plan to manage
your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain
specialists like your Fernandina Beach chiropractor to assess
low back pain in Fernandina Beach 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
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and proper treatment of Fernandina Beach back pain
and neck pain!
Fernandina Beach CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people
do, but researchers are scrutinizing breathing more
in its various modes and for its pain-relieving qualities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
visceral pain intensity. (6) It was found to better
ease pain when it was done slowly with a longer expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested
pursed-lips breathing and found that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, particularly
good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Interesting!
Your chiropractor most appreciated the report about
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted
researchers to counsel breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just 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 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Set up your next
Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon!