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 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.
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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!