Healthy News - December 2019

Cross Chiropractic Center [presents 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 noteworthy. A survey discovered that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past year. 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 suggest chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often suggested 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 similar pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Sandy Springs 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 interacts 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 use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his care special.

Sandy Springs 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, check out these Danish articles about the advantages of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were compared 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 considered 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 found to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists! These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Sandy Springs chiropractor’s office, it’s a good thing for all!

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Schedule your next Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today with Cross Chiropractic Center. Cross Chiropractic Center hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. Cross Chiropractic Center welcomes any referrals from physicians for Sandy Springs chiropractic spinal manipulation which Cross Chiropractic Center prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Sandy Springs.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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