September 2021 Healthy News from Cross Chiropractic Center

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

 
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!

Cross Chiropractic Center shares how important slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

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! 

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