September 2021 Healthy News from Amelia Chiropractic Clinic

Access to and research behind Fernandina Beach chiropractic’s delivery of spinal manipulation is vital for back and neck pain patients’ pain relief and expenses.

 
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!

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares how important slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

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! 

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