CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control 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 performed
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of their
application of SMT following 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 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, affordably too, when patients have
access to them. A new study of older adult spine pain
patients’ diminished access to chiropractic caused an increase the number of visits to primary care physicians
for spine pain, quantity of spinal surgery, and cost of care (an extra
cost of $114,967 per 1000 beneficiaries on medical services). (4) Fortunately
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 Paramus chiropractor to assess
low back pain in Paramus adults. For instance, the
gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness stands out
for its validity in distinguishing between low back
pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Paramus back pain
and neck pain!
Paramus CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. How often do you
really think to breathe? Not many of us
do, but researchers are studying breathing more
in its different modes and for its pain-relieving qualities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing decreased
visceral pain intensity. (6) It was found to better
reduce pain when it was slow paced with an
extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study proposed
pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, 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 prompted
researchers to suggest breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so you
might want to 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.
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Set up your next
Paramus chiropractic appointment with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we will share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!