September 2021 Healthy News from Layden Chiropractic

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

 
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 delivered by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic knows spinal manipulation.  An analysis of their use 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 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, cost effectively too, when patients have access to them. A new study of older adult spine pain patients’ decreased access to chiropractic caused 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 evaluate 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 Plainville chiropractor to evaluate low back pain in Plainville 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 Layden Chiropractic really are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and proper treatment of Plainville back pain and neck pain!

Layden Chiropractic shares how impactful slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Plainville 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 looking into 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) It was found to better reduce 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 valued the study of breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered researchers to counsel breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so you might want to pay a tad bit more attention to HOW you breathe to ease 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 Layden Chiropractic

Schedule your next Plainville chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic. You have access to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will chat about pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon! 

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