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!
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!