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Healthy News - December 2019

Spengel Chiropractic [presents 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 noteworthy. A survey discovered that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. The most common approaches advocated were acupuncture, yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and massage. Female doctors were more likely than their male counterparts to refer for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less inclined to suggest chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s been documented that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain results in lower cost of care as well as clinically comparable pain relief and greater satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! McHenry chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation 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 interacts 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 sets him apart.

McHenry holiday joy and even fun with Santa are analyzed as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, take a look at these Danish articles about the benefits 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 happiness 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 considered issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may impact 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. Believing in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to enjoy the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the present shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your McHenry chiropractor’s office, it is a good thing for all!

CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic

Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic appointment today with Spengel Chiropractic. Spengel Chiropractic hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. Spengel Chiropractic appreciates any referrals from physicians for McHenry chiropractic spinal manipulation which Spengel Chiropractic prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in McHenry.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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