Healthy News - December 2019

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa [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. An inquiry discovered that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past year. The most common approaches advocated were acupuncture, yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and massage. Female physicians were more likely than their male counterparts to refer for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less likely to recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often recommended 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 similar pain relief and greater satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! West Des Moines 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 benefit 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.

West Des Moines holiday joy and even fun with Santa are analyzed 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 advantages of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were compared 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 looked at 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 found to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists! These authors’ bottom-line 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 West Des Moines chiropractic appointment! He will do us all some good!

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa welcomes any referrals from physicians for West Des Moines chiropractic spinal manipulation which Executive Chiropractic of Iowa prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in West Des Moines.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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