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September 2021 Healthy News from Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre

Access to and research behind Toronto chiropractic’s delivery of spinal manipulation is important 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 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!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre presents how important slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

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! 

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