CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control 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 done
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of their
application of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method reported that chiorpractors appropriately used
SMT in treating 84% of their chronic low back pain and 86% of their chronic neck
pain patients. (2) According to an analysis of published
research, research support for chiropractic SMT was cited more than average in
a multitude of research fields from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can deliver
relieving SMT, affordably too, when patients can get to them. A new study of older adult spine pain
patients’ diminished access to chiropractic caused 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) Luckily
in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, armed
with 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 Carrolltown chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in Carrolltown adults. For instance, the
gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness stands out
for its validity in differentiating low back
pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and proper treatment of Carrolltown back pain
and neck pain!
Carrolltown CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people
do, but researchers are studying breathing more
in its different modes and for its pain-relieving qualities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
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 noticed that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, especially
good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Interesting!
Your chiropractor most valued the study of
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered
researchers to recommend 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 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 incorporation
of basic breathing instruction along with spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Set up your next
Carrolltown chiropractic appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we will chat
about pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!