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, has the knowledge of 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!
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!