Healthy News - December 2019

Pflugerville Wellness 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. An inquiry discovered that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. The most common approaches advocated 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 suggest 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 results in lower cost of care as well as clinically comparable pain relief and greater satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Pflugerville chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation 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 this 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.

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

TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace 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 joy to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors highlight that the research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study considered issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence divorce rates of doctors just after the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also found to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Believing in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists! These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to enjoy 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 Pflugerville chiropractor’s office, it’s a good thing for all!

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

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

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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