CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
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 Pflugerville Wellness Center knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of chiropractors’
application of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method discovered that chiorpractors 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 large number of research fields from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can deliver
relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients can get to them. A new study of older adult spine pain
patients’ decreased access to chiropractic resulted
in an increase 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) Luckily
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 handle
your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain
specialists like your Pflugerville chiropractor to assess
low back pain in Pflugerville 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
Pflugerville Wellness Center truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Pflugerville back pain
and neck pain!
Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. How often do you
really think to breathe? Not many people
do, but researchers are studying breathing more
in its different modes and for its pain-relieving qualities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to better
reduce pain when it was slow paced with an
extended 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 handling emotional responses. (8) Interesting!
Your chiropractor most appreciated the report about
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted
researchers to suggest 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 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 along with spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Set up your next
Pflugerville chiropractic appointment with Pflugerville Wellness Center. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!