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!
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!