September 2021 Healthy News from Spine & Sports Rehab Center

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

 
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 performed by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows spinal manipulation.  A review of their 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 analysis of published research, research support for chiropractic SMT was cited more than average in a multitude 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’ reduced 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, armed with knowledge of 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor to assess low back pain in Baton Rouge 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center truly are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center presents how impactful slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe

Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? 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) Such breathing 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, especially good for handling emotional responses. (8) Fascinating! Your chiropractor most valued the report about breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered researchers to advocate breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just pay a tad bit more attention to HOW you breathe to reduce your pain.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they discuss the incorporation of basic breathing instruction along with spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. You have access to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we will share pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon! 

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