September 2021 Healthy News from Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

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

 
CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE

The “knowers” will have control of spinal manipulation once said Scott Haldeman DC MD. Quite true! And patients should expect their spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) providers to be such “knowers”! 90% of spinal manipulation is performed by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows spinal manipulation.  An analysis of chiropractors’ use of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method reported that they 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 large number 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 new study of older adult spine pain patients’ reduced access to chiropractic resulted in 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, has the knowledge of the proper tests to assess your condition to establish a treatment plan to handle your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain specialists like your Pensacola chiropractor to assess low back pain in Pensacola adults. For example, 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 Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center really are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Pensacola back pain and neck pain!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center presents how impactful slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Pensacola CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe

Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many of us do, but researchers are looking into breathing more in its different 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 reduce 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 managing emotional responses. (8) Interesting! Your chiropractor most appreciated the study of breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted researchers to advocate breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just pay a little 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 along with spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

Set up your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. You have access to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will chat about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon! 

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