Healthy News - December 2019

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries [shares 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 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 massage. 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 care special.

Manchester holiday joy and even fun with Santa are studied as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

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) Bring Santa with you to your next Manchester chiropractic appointment! He will do us all some good!

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!

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