CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will have control of 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 Chiropractic Solutions knows spinal manipulation. A review of chiropractors’
use of SMT according to 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 multitude 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 recent study of older adult spine pain
patients’ diminished 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) Fortunately
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 San Jose chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in San Jose 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
Chiropractic Solutions truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and proper treatment of San Jose back pain
and neck pain!
San Jose CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. How often do you
really think to breathe? Not many people
do, but researchers are looking into breathing more
in its various modes and for its pain-relieving abilities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
visceral pain intensity. (6) It was found to more effectively
ease pain when it was slow paced with an
extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested
pursed-lips breathing and found that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, especially
good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Interesting!
Your chiropractor most valued the study of
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 little 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 discuss the inclusion
of basic breathing instruction in addition to spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
Set up your next
San Jose chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Solutions. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!