Healthy News - December 2019

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic [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 noteworthy. A study found that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past 12 months. The most common approaches suggested were acupuncture, yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and massage. Female physicians were more likely than their male counterparts to refer 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 suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s been recorded that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain brings about lower cost of care as well as clinically comparable pain relief and greater satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Eugene chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation 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 interacts with physicians of all professions to help patients and especially this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered her after her hip surgery. His application of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.

Eugene holiday joy and even fun with Santa are analyzed as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, check out these Danish articles about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were contrasted to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits boosted 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. Believing in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Eugene chiropractor’s office, it is a good thing for all!

CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic

Schedule your next Eugene chiropractic appointment today with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic appreciates all referrals from physicians for Eugene chiropractic spinal manipulation which Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Eugene.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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