CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL
FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE
The “knowers” will have control of 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 delivered
by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor
at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows spinal manipulation. A review of chiropractors’
application of SMT following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness
Method discovered 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 fields from medicine,
veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to
social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can offer
relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients have
access to them. A recent 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, rate 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 set up a treatment plan to handle
your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain
specialists like your La Grande chiropractor to assess
low back pain in La Grande adults. For example, the
gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness stands out
for its validity in distinguishing between low back
pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC really are “knowers” who understand the examination,
diagnosis, and proper treatment of La Grande back pain
and neck pain!
La Grande CHIROPRACTIC TIP
OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe
Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people
do, but researchers are studying breathing more
in its different modes and for its pain-relieving qualities.
Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing reduced
visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to better
reduce pain when it was slow paced with a longer expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested
pursed-lips breathing and found that it was more calming,
pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, especially
good for handling 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 recommend breathing as a part of
neck pain treatment plans. (9) So breathe. You have to anyway, so maybe just pay a little 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 inclusion
of basic breathing instruction along with spinal
manipulation in their use of the
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Set up your next
La Grande chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. You have access
to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon!