CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control spinal
manipulation once said 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 performed
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Spengel Chiropractic knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of their
application of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method reported that chiorpractors appropriately delivered
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 multitude of research fields 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 can get to them. A new study of older adult spine pain
patients’ reduced access to chiropractic resulted
in a rise the number of visits to primary care physicians
for spine pain, quantity 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, knows the proper tests to evaluate 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 McHenry chiropractor to assess
low back pain in McHenry adults. For example, 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
Spengel Chiropractic truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and proper treatment of McHenry back pain
and neck pain!
McHenry CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. How often do you
really think to breathe? Not many people
do, but researchers are looking into breathing more
in its different modes and for its pain-relieving qualities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing decreased
visceral pain intensity. (6) It was found to more effectively
reduce 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 delivering, especially
good for managing emotional responses. (8) Fascinating!
Your chiropractor most appreciated the study of
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted
researchers to counsel breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just 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 present research on the inclusion
of basic breathing instruction in addition to spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
Set up your next
McHenry chiropractic appointment with Spengel Chiropractic. You have access
to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will chat
about pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon!