CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control spinal manipulation once stated Scott Haldeman DC MD. Quite true! And patients should expect their spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) providers to be such “knowers”! 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor at New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of their application of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method reported that they appropriately delivered SMT in treating 84% of their chronic low back pain and 86% of their chronic neck pain patients. (2) According to an assessment 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 provide relieving SMT, affordably too, when patients have access to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain patients’ reduced access to chiropractic caused a rise 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) 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractor to evaluate low back pain in Southern New Hampshire adults. For instance, the gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness is quite reliable in its validity in distinguishing between low back pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at New Hampshire Spine and Sport truly are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and proper treatment of Southern New Hampshire back pain and neck pain!
Southern New Hampshire CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? 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 decreased visceral pain intensity. (6) It was found to more effectively reduce pain when it was slow paced with a longer expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming, pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, particularly good for handling emotional responses. (8) Interesting! Your chiropractor most valued the report about breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted researchers to counsel breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just pay a little more attention to HOW you breathe to decrease your pain.
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 inclusion of basic breathing instruction in addition to spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT New Hampshire Spine and Sport
Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment with New Hampshire Spine and Sport. You have access to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll chat about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon!