September 2021 Healthy News from Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Access to and research behind West Des Moines 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 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 additional 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 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 proper treatment of West Des Moines back pain and neck pain!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents how important slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

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! 

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