CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL
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 done
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of their
use of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method reported that they appropriately used
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 have
access to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain
patients’ reduced access to chiropractic caused a rise 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 assess 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 Groton chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in Groton 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
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Groton back pain
and neck pain!
Groton 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 qualities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing decreased
visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to better
ease pain when it was slow paced with a longer expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested
pursed-lips breathing and found that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, particularly
good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Fascinating!
Your chiropractor most valued the study of
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered
researchers to advocate breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just pay a little 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 inclusion
of basic breathing instruction along with spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Set up your next
Groton chiropractic appointment with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we will chat
about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon!