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September 2021 Healthy News from Spengel Chiropractic

Access to and research behind McHenry chiropractic’s delivery of spinal manipulation is important for back and neck pain patients’ pain relief and expenses.

 
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!

Spengel Chiropractic shares how impactful slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

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.

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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! 

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