CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will have control of spinal
manipulation once said Scott Haldeman DC MD. Quite true!
And patients should expect their spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) providers to
be such “knowers”! 90% of spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows spinal manipulation. A review of chiropractors’
use of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method reported that chiorpractors appropriately delivered
SMT in treating 84% of their chronic low back pain and 86% of their chronic neck
pain patients. (2) According to an analysis 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 deliver
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, rate of spinal surgery, and cost of care (an extra
cost of $114,967 per 1000 beneficiaries on medical services). (4) Luckily
in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, armed
with knowledge of 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 Colorado Springs chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in Colorado Springs 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
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Colorado Springs back pain
and neck pain!
Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people
do, but researchers are scrutinizing 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 suggested
pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, especially
good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Fascinating!
Your chiropractor most appreciated the report about
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered
researchers to recommend 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 reduce 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 in addition to spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
Schedule your next
Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. You have access
to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will chat
about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon!