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 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!