CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control 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 delivered
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of chiropractors’
use of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method reported that chiorpractors appropriately delivered
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 offer
relieving SMT, cost effectively 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) Fortunately
in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, knows the proper tests to evaluate 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 Tonawanda chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in Tonawanda adults. For example, 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
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Tonawanda back pain
and neck pain!
Tonawanda CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. How often do you
really think to breathe? Not many of us
do, but researchers are studying breathing more
in its different modes and for its pain-relieving qualities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
visceral pain intensity. (6) It was found to better
ease pain when it was done slowly with an
extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested
pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, especially
good for managing emotional responses. (8) Interesting!
Your chiropractor most valued the report about
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered
researchers to suggest breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so you
might want to 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 discuss the incorporation
of basic breathing instruction in addition to spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Schedule your next
Tonawanda chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. You have access
to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we’ll chat
about pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!