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September 2021 Healthy News from Johnson Chiropractic

Access to and research behind Richmond chiropractic’s delivery of spinal manipulation is key for back and neck pain patients’ pain relief and expenses.

 
CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE

The “knowers” will control 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 Johnson Chiropractic knows spinal manipulation.  A review of chiropractors’ use of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method discovered that they appropriately used 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 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 can get to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain patients’ reduced access to chiropractic caused an increase the number of visits to primary care physicians for spine pain, rate 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, knows the proper tests to assess your condition to set up a treatment plan to handle your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain specialists like your Richmond chiropractor to evaluate low back pain in Richmond adults. For instance, the gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness stands out for its validity in differentiating low back pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at Johnson Chiropractic truly are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Richmond back pain and neck pain!

Johnson Chiropractic shares how important slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Richmond 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 various modes and for its pain-relieving abilities. Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to more effectively ease pain when it was slow paced with a longer expiration than inspiration. (7) One study proposed pursed-lips breathing and found that it was more calming, pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, particularly good for managing emotional responses. (8) Interesting! Your chiropractor most appreciated the report about breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered researchers to recommend breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so you might want to pay a tad bit 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 present research on the incorporation of basic breathing instruction in addition to spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic

Set up your next Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic. You have access to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon! 

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