September 2021 Healthy News from Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic

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

 
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 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows spinal manipulation.  An analysis of their 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 assessment 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 provide relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients can get to them. A new study of older adult spine pain patients’ diminished access to chiropractic caused a rise the number of visits to primary care physicians for spine pain, rate 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, 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 Eugene chiropractor to assess low back pain in Eugene 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 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic really are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Eugene back pain and neck pain!

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares how important slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Eugene CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe

Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many of us do, but researchers are scrutinizing breathing more in its various modes and for its pain-relieving qualities. Compared to uncontrolled breathing patterns, slow deep breathing decreased visceral pain intensity. (6) Such breathing was found to better reduce pain when it was done slowly 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, especially good for managing emotional responses. (8) Interesting! Your chiropractor most valued the study of breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted researchers to counsel 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 ease 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 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic

Schedule your next Eugene chiropractic appointment with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. You have access to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon! 

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