Healthy News - December 2019

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center [shares 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 interesting. A study discovered that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past 12 months. The most common approaches recommended were massage therapy (30.4%), chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation (27.1%), herbs/nonvitamin supplements (26.5%), yoga (25.6%) and acupuncture (22.4%). Female physicians were more inclined than their male counterparts to suggest for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less likely to recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it has been documented that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain results in 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 types! Pensacola chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration 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 application of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his care special.

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

TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, take a look at these Danish reports about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were contrasted to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits boosted the joy to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors highlight that the research study 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 reported to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief in Santa was beneficial only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to enjoy the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the present shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4) Bring Santa with you to your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment! He will do us all some good!

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

Schedule your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment today with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center wants you see Santa and smile with joy. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center welcomes all referrals from physicians for Pensacola chiropractic spinal manipulation which Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Pensacola.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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