CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL
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 Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows spinal manipulation. A review of chiropractors’
application of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method reported that they 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, cost effectively too, when patients have
access to them. A new study of older adult spine pain
patients’ diminished access to chiropractic resulted
in an increase 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 evaluate 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in Fort Wayne adults. For example, 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
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic really are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Fort Wayne back pain
and neck pain!
Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people
do, but researchers are looking into breathing more
in its different modes and for its pain-relieving qualities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to better
ease pain when it was done slowly 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, especially
good for managing emotional responses. (8) Fascinating!
Your chiropractor most valued the report about
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered
researchers to advocate breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just pay a tad bit more attention to HOW
you breathe to decrease 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 inclusion
of basic breathing instruction along with spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule your next
Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we will share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!