CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control spinal
manipulation once stated 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 delivered
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Cross Chiropractic Center knows spinal manipulation. A review of chiropractors’
use of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method reported that chiorpractors appropriately used
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 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, cost effectively too, when patients can get to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain
patients’ diminished 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) Luckily
in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, armed
with knowledge of 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 Sandy Springs chiropractor to assess
low back pain in Sandy Springs adults. For instance, the
gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness is quite reliable in its validity in differentiating low back
pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at
Cross Chiropractic Center really are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Sandy Springs back pain
and neck pain!
Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many of us
do, but researchers are studying breathing more
in its various modes and for its pain-relieving abilities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
visceral pain intensity. (6) It was found to more effectively
ease pain when it was done slowly with a longer expiration than inspiration. (7) One study proposed
pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, especially
good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Fascinating!
Your chiropractor most appreciated the report about
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted
researchers to counsel 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 enhance your pain relief.
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 inclusion
of basic breathing instruction along with spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Set up your next
Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center. You have access
to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will chat
about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon!