PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is interesting. A survey discovered
that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended
at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. 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 inclined 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 greater satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Tonawanda chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation 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 works
with physicians of all professions to benefit patients and especially
his patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered
her after her hip surgery. His application of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, take a look at these Danish articles
about the benefits 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 enhanced the joy
to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors point out
that the trial 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 impact
divorce rates of doctors just after the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general
practitioners whose relationships were also reported to be longer
that other medical subspecialties. Believing
in Santa was beneficial only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to enjoy
the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the present
shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4)
If you see Santa in your Tonawanda chiropractor’s office, it is
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Schedule your next Tonawanda chiropractic
appointment today with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation appreciates all referrals
from physicians for Tonawanda chiropractic spinal manipulation which Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Tonawanda.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!
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