CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control spinal
manipulation once stated Scott Haldeman DC MD. So true!
And patients should expect their spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) providers to
be such “knowers”! 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 analysis of published
research, research support for chiropractic SMT was cited more than average in
a large number of research areas from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can deliver
relieving SMT, affordably too, when patients have
access to them. A new study of older adult spine pain
patients’ decreased access to chiropractic caused 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, has the knowledge of 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 West Des Moines chiropractor to assess
low back pain in West Des Moines adults. For instance, the
gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness is quite reliable in its validity in differentiating low back
pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of West Des Moines back pain
and neck pain!
West Des Moines 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 scrutinizing breathing more
in its various modes and for its pain-relieving abilities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to more effectively
ease pain when it was done slowly with an
extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested
pursed-lips breathing and found that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, particularly
good for dealing with emotional responses. (8) Fascinating!
Your chiropractor most appreciated the study of
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered
researchers to counsel breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Schedule your next
West Des Moines chiropractic appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we will chat
about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon!