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!
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!