CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will have control of spinal
manipulation once said 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 performed
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Vancouver Disc Centers knows spinal manipulation. A review of their
application of SMT according to 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 areas from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can offer
relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients can get to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain
patients’ reduced 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, knows the proper tests to evaluate your
condition to establish a treatment plan to manage
your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain
specialists like your Vancouver chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in Vancouver adults. For example, 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
Vancouver Disc Centers truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and proper treatment of Vancouver back pain
and neck pain!
Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people
do, but researchers are scrutinizing breathing more
in its different modes and for its pain-relieving abilities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to better
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, 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 tad bit more attention to HOW
you breathe to enhance your pain relief.
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 incorporation
of basic breathing instruction along with spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Set up your next
Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we will share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!