Healthy News - December 2019

Spine & Sports Rehab Center [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 interesting. An inquiry found that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past year. The most common approaches advocated were acupuncture, yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and massage. Female doctors were more inclined than their male counterparts to suggest for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less likely to suggest chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often recommended 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 similar pain relief and greater satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Baton Rouge chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration in costs savings, pain relief, and assurance in the care they receive.

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who works with physicians of all professions to help patients and especially this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled her after her hip surgery. His application of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.

Baton Rouge  holiday joy and even fun with Santa are studied as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, check out 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 joy to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors highlight that the trial 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 influence doctors’ divorce statistics in the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also found to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief 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. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Baton Rouge chiropractor’s office, it is a good thing for all!

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Spine & Sports Rehab Center wants you see Santa and smile with joy. Spine & Sports Rehab Center appreciates any referrals from physicians for Baton Rouge chiropractic spinal manipulation which Spine & Sports Rehab Center prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Baton Rouge .

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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