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September 2021 Healthy News from Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

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

 
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!

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation shares how impactful slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

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 enhance your pain relief.

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! 

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