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September 2021 Healthy News from Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.

Access to and research behind Auburn chiropractic’s delivery of spinal manipulation is important for back and neck pain patients’ pain relief and expenses.

 
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!

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. presents how impactful slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

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.

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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! 

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