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September 2021 Healthy News from The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

Access to and research behind Colorado Springs 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 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, knows 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!

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

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 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.

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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! 

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