CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will have control of 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 delivered by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of chiropractors’ use of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method reported that they appropriately delivered SMT in treating 84% of their chronic low back pain and 86% of their chronic neck pain patients. (2) According to an assessment of published research, research support for chiropractic SMT was cited more than average in a large number of research fields 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 new 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, rate of spinal surgery, and cost of care (an extra cost of $114,967 per 1000 beneficiaries on medical services). (4) Fortunately in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, has the knowledge of the proper tests to assess your condition to establish a treatment plan to manage your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain specialists like your Augusta chiropractor to evaluate low back pain in Augusta adults. For instance, the gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness is quite reliable in its validity in distinguishing between low back pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic truly are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and proper treatment of Augusta back pain and neck pain!
Augusta CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. How often do you really think to breathe? Not many people do, but researchers are looking into breathing more in its different modes and for its pain-relieving qualities. Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing decreased visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to better ease pain when it was slow paced with an extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested pursed-lips breathing and found that it was more calming, pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, especially good for handling emotional responses. (8) Fascinating! Your chiropractor most appreciated the study of breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted researchers to suggest breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just 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 in addition to spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. You have access to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!