Healthy News - December 2019

Back And Neck Care Center [presents how medical physicians are referring to complementary health approaches more, particularly for chiropractic manipulation and massage. 

PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS

Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs) is interesting. A study discovered that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past year. The most common approaches advocated were acupuncture, yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and massage. Female doctors were more likely than their male counterparts to refer for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less likely to suggest chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s been recorded that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain results in lower cost of care as well as clinically similar pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Severna Park chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration in costs savings, pain relief, and confidence in the care they receive.

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who interacts with physicians of all professions to benefit patients and especially his patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled her after her hip surgery. His application of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.

Severna Park holiday joy and even fun with Santa are analyzed as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, take a look at these Danish articles about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were contrasted to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits boosted the happiness to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors highlight that the trial was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study looked at issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence doctors’ divorce statistics in the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also found to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief in Santa was beneficial only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to enjoy the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) Bring Santa with you to your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment! He will do us all some good!

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

Schedule your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment today with Back And Neck Care Center. Back And Neck Care Center hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. Back And Neck Care Center appreciates all referrals from physicians for Severna Park chiropractic spinal manipulation which Back And Neck Care Center prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Severna Park.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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