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September 2021 Healthy News from Manahawkin Chiropractic Center

Access to and research behind Manahawkin chiropractic’s delivery of spinal manipulation is important for back and neck pain patients’ pain relief and expenses.

 
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 Center presents how important slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

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.

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Schedule your next Manahawkin chiropractic appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. You have access to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon! 

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