Healthy News - December 2019

Satterwhite Chiropractic [shares how medical physicians are referring to complementary health approaches more, particularly for chiropractic manipulation and massage. 

PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS

Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs) is interesting. A study found that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past year. The most common approaches recommended were massage therapy (30.4%), chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation (27.1%), herbs/nonvitamin supplements (26.5%), yoga (25.6%) and acupuncture (22.4%). Female doctors were more likely than their male counterparts to refer for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less likely to recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it has been recorded that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain brings about lower cost of care as well as clinically comparable pain relief and greater satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Oxford chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration in costs savings, pain relief, and assurance in the care they receive.

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who interacts with physicians of all professions to help patients and especially his patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered her after her hip surgery. His application of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.

Oxford holiday joy and even fun with Santa are studied as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, check out these Danish articles about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were compared to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits enhanced the happiness to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors point out that the research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study looked at issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence doctors’ divorce statistics in the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also found to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Believing in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists! These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) Bring Santa with you to your next Oxford chiropractic appointment! He will do us all some good!

CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic

Schedule your next Oxford chiropractic appointment today with Satterwhite Chiropractic. Satterwhite Chiropractic wants you see Santa and smile with joy. Satterwhite Chiropractic welcomes any referrals from physicians for Oxford chiropractic spinal manipulation which Satterwhite Chiropractic prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Oxford.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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