CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control 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 delivered
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of chiropractors’
use of SMT following 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 multitude of research fields from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can deliver
relieving SMT, affordably too, when patients can get to them. A new study of older adult spine pain
patients’ reduced access to chiropractic resulted
in a rise the number of visits to primary care physicians
for spine pain, quantity of spinal surgery, and cost of care (an additional
cost of $114,967 per 1000 beneficiaries on medical services). (4) Fortunately
in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, knows the proper tests to evaluate your
condition to set up a treatment plan to manage
your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain
specialists like your Auburn chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in Auburn 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
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Auburn back pain
and neck pain!
Auburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. How often do you
really think to breathe? Not many people
do, but researchers are scrutinizing 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) It was found to better
reduce pain when it was slow paced with a longer expiration than inspiration. (7) One study proposed
pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, particularly
good for managing emotional responses. (8) Interesting!
Your chiropractor most valued the report about
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered
researchers to recommend 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 decrease your pain.
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 in addition to spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Schedule your next
Auburn chiropractic appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!