CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will have control of spinal
manipulation once stated 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 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows spinal manipulation. A review of their
use of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method discovered that chiorpractors 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 provide
relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients can get to them. A new study of older adult spine pain
patients’ reduced 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 additional
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 Manahawkin chiropractor to assess
low back pain in Manahawkin adults. For example, 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
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center really are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Manahawkin back pain
and neck pain!
Manahawkin CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. How often do you
really think to breathe? Not many of us
do, but researchers are studying 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 better
ease pain when it was slow paced with a longer expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested
pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, especially
good for managing emotional responses. (8) Interesting!
Your chiropractor most appreciated the study of
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted
researchers to advocate breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so you
might want to pay a tad bit more attention to HOW
you breathe to ease your pain.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as they discuss the inclusion
of basic breathing instruction in addition to spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next
Manahawkin chiropractic appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. You have access
to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will chat
about pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!