CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will have control of spinal manipulation once said 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 delivered by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor at Young Chiropractic knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of chiropractors’ application of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method discovered that they 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 multitude of research areas from medicine, veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can deliver relieving SMT, affordably too, when patients have access to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain patients’ decreased access to chiropractic resulted in a rise the number of visits to primary care physicians for spine pain, quantity 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, knows the proper tests to assess your condition to set up a treatment plan to manage your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain specialists like your Easley chiropractor to evaluate low back pain in Easley adults. For instance, 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 Young Chiropractic truly are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Easley back pain and neck pain!
Easley CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people do, but researchers are looking into 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) It was found to more effectively ease pain when it was slow paced with an extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested pursed-lips breathing and found that it was more calming, pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, particularly good for handling 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 advocate 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 decrease your pain.
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they present research on the incorporation of basic breathing instruction in addition to spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Young Chiropractic
Set up your next Easley chiropractic appointment with Young Chiropractic. You have access to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we will chat about pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!