PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is noteworthy. A survey discovered
that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended
at least one CHA to patients in the past year. The most
common approaches recommended were massage therapy (30.4%), chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation (27.1%),
herbs/nonvitamin supplements (26.5%), yoga (25.6%) and acupuncture (22.4%).
Female doctors were more inclined than their male counterparts
to suggest for massage,
supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and
pediatricians were less inclined to suggest
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who
most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%).
(1) And it has been recorded that first contact
care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain results in lower cost of care as well as clinically comparable
pain relief and greater satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Manahawkin chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration in costs savings,
pain relief, and assurance in the care they receive.
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Kim Lombardy on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who works
with physicians of all professions to help patients and especially
his patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled
her after her hip surgery. His use of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his
TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, take a look at these Danish reports
about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study of medical doctors whose
November conferences (with coffee) were contrasted to December conferences
(without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits boosted the joy
to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors highlight
that the trial was “kept secret for the participant in accordance
with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study considered issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may impact
divorce rates of doctors just after the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general
practitioners whose relationships were also reported to be longer
that other medical subspecialties. Belief
in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ final recommendation was to join in
the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the gift
shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4)
If you see Santa in your Manahawkin chiropractor’s office, it is
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next Manahawkin chiropractic
appointment today with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center appreciates all referrals
from physicians for Manahawkin chiropractic spinal manipulation which Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Manahawkin.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!