September 2021 Healthy News from Satterwhite Chiropractic

Access to and research behind Oxford chiropractic’s delivery of spinal manipulation is vital 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. 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 Satterwhite Chiropractic knows spinal manipulation.  A review of their use of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method discovered 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 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, 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) 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 handle your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain specialists like your Oxford chiropractor to evaluate low back pain in Oxford adults. For example, the gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness stands out for its validity in differentiating low back pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at Satterwhite Chiropractic truly are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and proper treatment of Oxford back pain and neck pain!

Satterwhite Chiropractic presents how important slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Oxford CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe

Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many of us do, but researchers are studying breathing more in its various modes and for its pain-relieving qualities. Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to more effectively ease 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, particularly good for managing emotional responses. (8) Fascinating! Your chiropractor most valued the study of breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered researchers to suggest 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 incorporation of basic breathing instruction along with spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic

Set up your next Oxford chiropractic appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic. You have access to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will chat about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon! 

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