Healthy News - December 2019

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office [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 noteworthy. An inquiry discovered that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. The most common approaches advocated were massage therapy (30.4%), chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation (27.1%), herbs/nonvitamin supplements (26.5%), yoga (25.6%) and acupuncture (22.4%). Female doctors were more likely than their male counterparts to refer for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less likely to recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s been documented that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain results in 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 types! Groton chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation 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 interacts with physicians of all professions to benefit patients and especially his patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered her after her hip surgery. His application of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his care special.

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

TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, check out these Danish articles about the advantages 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 joy 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 analyzed issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence divorce rates of doctors just after the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also found to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Believing in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) Bring Santa with you to your next Groton chiropractic visit! He will do us all some good!

CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office

Schedule your next Groton chiropractic appointment today with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office wants you see Santa and smile with joy. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office welcomes any referrals from physicians for Groton chiropractic spinal manipulation which Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Groton.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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