CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will have control of spinal
manipulation once stated Scott Haldeman DC MD. So true!
And patients should expect their spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) providers to
be such “knowers”! 90% of spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Minster Chiropractic Center knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of their
application of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method discovered that they appropriately delivered
SMT in treating 84% of their chronic low back pain and 86% of their chronic neck
pain patients. (2) According to an analysis of published
research, research support for chiropractic SMT was cited more than average in
a multitude of research areas from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can provide
relieving SMT, affordably too, when patients can get to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain
patients’ reduced access to chiropractic caused a rise the number of visits to primary care physicians
for spine pain, quantity of spinal surgery, and cost of care (an extra
cost of $114,967 per 1000 beneficiaries on medical services). (4) Fortunately
in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, armed
with knowledge of the proper tests to assess your
condition to establish a treatment plan to manage
your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain
specialists like your Minster chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in Minster 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
Minster Chiropractic Center truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and proper treatment of Minster back pain
and neck pain!
Minster CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people
do, but researchers are looking into breathing more
in its different modes and for its pain-relieving abilities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing decreased
visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to better
reduce pain when it was slow paced 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 delivering, especially
good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Fascinating!
Your chiropractor most valued the study of
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered
researchers to advocate breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just pay a tad bit more attention to HOW
you breathe to decrease your pain.
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 Minster Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next
Minster chiropractic appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center. You have access
to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon!