CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will control spinal
manipulation once stated 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 Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of chiropractors’
application of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method discovered that they appropriately delivered
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 fields from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can deliver
relieving SMT, affordably too, when patients can get to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain
patients’ reduced access to chiropractic caused 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) Fortunately
in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, has the knowledge of the proper tests to evaluate your
condition to set up a treatment plan to manage
your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain
specialists like your Toronto chiropractor to evaluate
low back pain in Toronto adults. For example, the
gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness stands out
for its validity in differentiating low back
pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre truly are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Toronto back pain
and neck pain!
Toronto CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. How often do you
really think to breathe? Not many people
do, but researchers are studying 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) It was found to better
ease pain when it was slow paced with a longer expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested
pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, particularly
good for managing emotional responses. (8) Fascinating!
Your chiropractor most valued the study of
breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which triggered
researchers to suggest breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so you
might want to pay a little 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 along with spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Schedule your next
Toronto chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll chat
about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon!