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September 2021 Healthy News from Malverne Health & Wellness

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

 
CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE

The “knowers” will control 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 done by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor at Malverne Health & Wellness knows spinal manipulation.  An analysis of chiropractors’ use of SMT following 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 multitude of research areas from medicine, veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can offer relieving SMT, affordably too, when patients can get to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain patients’ decreased access to chiropractic resulted in an increase the number of visits to primary care physicians for spine pain, rate of spinal surgery, and cost of care (an extra cost of $114,967 per 1000 beneficiaries on medical services). (4) Luckily in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, armed with knowledge of the proper tests to assess your condition to establish a treatment plan to handle your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain specialists like your Malverne chiropractor to assess low back pain in Malverne adults. For instance, the gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness stands out for its validity in distinguishing between low back pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at Malverne Health & Wellness really are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Malverne back pain and neck pain!

Malverne Health & Wellness presents how impactful slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Malverne 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 abilities. Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing decreased visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to more effectively ease pain when it was slow paced with an extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study proposed pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming, pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, particularly good for managing emotional responses. (8) Fascinating! Your chiropractor most valued the report about breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered researchers to suggest breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so you might want to pay a tad bit more attention to HOW you breathe to enhance your pain relief.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they discuss 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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Set up your next Malverne chiropractic appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness. You have access to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we will share pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon! 

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