CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control 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 delivered
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows spinal manipulation. A review of chiropractors’
application of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method reported that chiorpractors appropriately used
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 areas from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can deliver
relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients have
access to them. A new study of older adult spine pain
patients’ diminished access to chiropractic resulted
in an increase the number of visits to primary care physicians
for spine pain, quantity 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 evaluate your
condition to set up a treatment plan to handle
your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain
specialists like your Ashburn chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in Ashburn adults. For instance, the
gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness stands out
for its validity in distinguishing between low back
pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn really are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Ashburn back pain
and neck pain!
Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. How often do you
really think to breathe? Not many people
do, but researchers are scrutinizing breathing more
in its different modes and for its pain-relieving abilities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing decreased
visceral pain intensity. (6) It was found to better
ease pain when it was slow paced with an
extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested
pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, particularly
good for managing emotional responses. (8) Fascinating!
Your chiropractor most valued the report about
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted
researchers to recommend breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so you
might want to pay a tad bit 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 discuss the inclusion
of basic breathing instruction along with spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Schedule your next
Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. You have access
to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!