September 2021 Healthy News from Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

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

 
CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT 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 performed by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows spinal manipulation.  An analysis of chiropractors’ application of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method reported that chiorpractors 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 provide relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients have access to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain patients’ reduced access to chiropractic caused an increase the number of visits to primary care physicians for spine pain, quantity 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 assess 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 Manchester chiropractor to assess low back pain in Manchester 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 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries truly are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Manchester back pain and neck pain!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries shares how impactful slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Manchester CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe

Just breathe. How often do you really think to breathe? Not many of us do, but researchers are studying breathing more in its various modes and for its pain-relieving qualities. 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 done slowly 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 producing, particularly good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Interesting! Your chiropractor most valued the report about breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted researchers to counsel breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so you might want to pay a little more attention to HOW you breathe to enhance your pain relief.

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 incorporation of basic breathing instruction along with spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

Schedule your next Manchester chiropractic appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. You have access to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will chat about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon! 

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