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Healthy News - December 2019

Malverne Health & Wellness [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. A study revealed that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA 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 recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s been documented that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain results in lower cost of care as well as clinically similar pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Malverne chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation in costs savings, pain relief, and confidence in the care they receive.

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who works with physicians of all professions to benefit patients and especially this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled her after her hip surgery. His application of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his care special.

Malverne holiday joy and even fun with Santa are studied as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, take a look at these Danish articles about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were contrasted to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits boosted the joy to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors highlight that the trial 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 reported to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to enjoy the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Malverne chiropractor’s office, it’s a good thing for all!

CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness

Schedule your next Malverne chiropractic appointment today with Malverne Health & Wellness. Malverne Health & Wellness wants you see Santa and smile with joy. Malverne Health & Wellness welcomes any referrals from physicians for Malverne chiropractic spinal manipulation which Malverne Health & Wellness prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Malverne.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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