Healthy News - December 2019

Minster Chiropractic Center [shares 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 interesting. A study 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 acupuncture, yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and massage. Female physicians were more likely than their male counterparts to refer for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less inclined to recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s been recorded that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain brings about lower cost of care as well as clinically similar pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Minster chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration in costs savings, pain relief, and confidence 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 help patients and especially his patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered her after her hip surgery. His use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his care special.

Minster holiday joy and even fun with Santa are analyzed as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, take a look at 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 enhanced the happiness 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 looked at issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may impact doctors’ divorce statistics in the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also reported to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the present shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Minster chiropractor’s office, it’s a good thing for all!

CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center

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

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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