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Healthy News - December 2019

Johnson Chiropractic [presents 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 noteworthy. A study discovered that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past year. The most common approaches suggested were massage therapy (30.4%), chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation (27.1%), herbs/nonvitamin supplements (26.5%), yoga (25.6%) and acupuncture (22.4%). Female doctors were more likely than their male counterparts to refer for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less likely to recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it has 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 love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Richmond 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 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 makes his care special.

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

TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, check out these Danish reports about the advantages of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis 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 research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study analyzed 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. Belief in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists! These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) Bring Santa with you to your next Richmond chiropractic appointment! He will do us all some good!

CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic

Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic appointment today with Johnson Chiropractic. Johnson Chiropractic hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. Johnson Chiropractic welcomes all referrals from physicians for Richmond chiropractic spinal manipulation which Johnson Chiropractic prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Richmond.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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