CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will have control of spinal manipulation once said 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 delivered by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic knows spinal manipulation. A review of their use of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method discovered 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 fields from medicine, veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can provide relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients have access to them. A new study of older adult spine pain patients’ diminished access to chiropractic caused a rise the number of visits to primary care physicians for spine pain, rate of spinal surgery, and cost of care (an additional 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 assess 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 Nashua chiropractor to evaluate low back pain in Nashua adults. For instance, the gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness is quite reliable in its validity in differentiating low back pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at Moriarty Chiropractic truly are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and proper treatment of Nashua back pain and neck pain!
Nashua CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many of us do, but researchers are looking into 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 done slowly 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 delivering, especially good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Interesting! Your chiropractor most appreciated the report about breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted researchers to advocate breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so you might want to 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 incorporation of basic breathing instruction in addition to spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Moriarty Chiropractic
Set up your next Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic. You have access to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!