CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control 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 Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows spinal manipulation. A review of chiropractors’
use of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method discovered that chiorpractors 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 offer
relieving SMT, affordably too, when patients have
access to them. A recent 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, 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, has the knowledge of 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 Montreal chiropractor to assess
low back pain in Montreal 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
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic really are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Montreal back pain
and neck pain!
Montreal CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people
do, but researchers are studying breathing more
in its various modes and for its pain-relieving abilities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
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 found that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, especially
good for managing emotional responses. (8) Fascinating!
Your chiropractor most appreciated the study of
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 maybe just pay a tad bit 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 Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Set up your next
Montreal chiropractic appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll chat
about pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!