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Healthy News - December 2019

Vancouver Disc Centers [presents how medical physicians are referring to complementary health approaches more, particularly for chiropractic manipulation and massage. 

PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS

Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs) is interesting. An inquiry found that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past year. The most common approaches advocated were acupuncture, yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and massage. Female doctors were more inclined than their male counterparts to suggest for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less inclined to recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it has been documented that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain brings about lower cost of care as well as clinically similar pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Vancouver chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration in costs savings, pain relief, and confidence in the care they receive.

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who works with physicians of all professions to help patients and especially this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled her after her hip surgery. His use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.

Vancouver holiday joy and even fun with Santa are analyzed as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, take a look at these Danish articles about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were contrasted to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits enhanced the happiness to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors point out that the research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study looked at issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence doctors’ divorce statistics in the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also reported to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief in Santa was beneficial only for psychiatrists! These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the present shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Vancouver chiropractor’s office, it is a good thing for all!

CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment today with Vancouver Disc Centers. Vancouver Disc Centers wants you see Santa and smile with joy. Vancouver Disc Centers appreciates all referrals from physicians for Vancouver chiropractic spinal manipulation which Vancouver Disc Centers prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Vancouver.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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