September 2021 Healthy News from Apple Country Chiropractic

Access to and research behind Williamson 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 said Scott Haldeman DC MD. Quite 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 Apple Country Chiropractic knows spinal manipulation.  An analysis of their application of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method reported that they 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 fields 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 recent study of older adult spine pain patients’ diminished access to chiropractic resulted in an increase the number of visits to primary care physicians for spine pain, quantity 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, has the knowledge of the proper tests to evaluate 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 Williamson chiropractor to evaluate low back pain in Williamson 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 Apple Country Chiropractic truly are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and proper treatment of Williamson back pain and neck pain!

Apple Country Chiropractic presents how important slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Williamson CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe

Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people do, but researchers are looking into breathing more in its various modes and for its pain-relieving qualities. Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing decreased visceral pain intensity. (6) It 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 found that it was more calming, pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, especially good for managing emotional responses. (8) Interesting! Your chiropractor most valued the report about breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted researchers to recommend breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just pay a little 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 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 Apple Country Chiropractic

Set up your next Williamson chiropractic appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic. You have access to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will chat about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon! 

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