PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is interesting. A survey found
that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past 12 months. The most
common approaches suggested were acupuncture,
yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and
Female physicians were more inclined than their male counterparts
to suggest for massage,
supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and
pediatricians were less inclined to suggest
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who
most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%).
(1) And it has been documented that first contact
care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain brings
about lower cost of care as well as clinically comparable
pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Manchester 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 works
with physicians of all professions to help patients and especially
this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered
her after her hip surgery. His use of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his
TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, take a look at these Danish reports
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 enhanced the joy
to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors highlight
that the research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance
with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study considered issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence
divorce rates of doctors just after the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general
practitioners whose relationships were also reported to be longer
that other medical subspecialties. Believing
in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ final recommendation was to enjoy
the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the gift
shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4)
If you see Santa in your Manchester chiropractor’s office, it’s
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Schedule your next Manchester chiropractic
appointment today with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries hopes you
see Santa and smile with joy. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries welcomes all referrals
from physicians for Manchester chiropractic spinal manipulation which Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Manchester.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!