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Healthy News - December 2019

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation [presents how medical physicians are referring to complementary health approaches more, particularly for chiropractic manipulation and massage. 

PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS

Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs) is noteworthy. An inquiry found that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. The most common approaches advocated were acupuncture, yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and massage. Female doctors were more likely than their male counterparts to refer for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less likely to suggest chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s been documented that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain brings about lower cost of care as well as clinically comparable pain relief and greater satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Carrolltown chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation 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 benefit patients and especially this 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 care special.

Carrolltown holiday joy and even fun with Santa are studied as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, take a look at these Danish articles about the advantages of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were compared to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits enhanced the happiness to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors point out that the trial was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study looked at issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence doctors’ divorce statistics in the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also found to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Believing in Santa was beneficial only for psychiatrists! These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to enjoy the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the present shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Carrolltown chiropractor’s office, it is a good thing for all!

CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Schedule your next Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation appreciates all referrals from physicians for Carrolltown chiropractic spinal manipulation which Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Carrolltown.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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