September 2021 Healthy News from Back And Neck Care Center

Access to and research behind Severna Park chiropractic’s delivery of spinal manipulation is key for back and neck pain patients’ pain relief and expenses.

 
CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE

The “knowers” will control spinal manipulation once stated 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 Back And Neck Care Center knows spinal manipulation.  A review of their application of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method discovered that chiorpractors appropriately used 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 multitude of research areas from medicine, veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can deliver relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients can get to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain patients’ decreased access to chiropractic resulted in 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) Fortunately in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, armed with knowledge of the proper tests to evaluate your condition to establish a treatment plan to handle your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain specialists like your Severna Park chiropractor to assess low back pain in Severna Park adults. For example, the gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness is quite reliable in its validity in distinguishing between low back pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at Back And Neck Care Center really are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and proper treatment of Severna Park back pain and neck pain!

Back And Neck Care Center presents how impactful slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Severna Park 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 decreased visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to more effectively reduce pain when it was slow paced with an extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study proposed pursed-lips breathing and found that it was more calming, pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, especially good for managing emotional responses. (8) Interesting! Your chiropractor most appreciated the report about breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted researchers to recommend breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so you might want to pay a tad bit 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 discuss the inclusion of basic breathing instruction along with spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

Schedule your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment with Back And Neck Care Center. You have access to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we will chat about pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon! 

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