Healthy News - December 2019

The Novelli Wellness Center [shares 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. An inquiry found that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. The most common approaches advocated were massage therapy (30.4%), chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation (27.1%), herbs/nonvitamin supplements (26.5%), yoga (25.6%) and acupuncture (22.4%). Female doctors 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 recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s been documented that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain results in 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! Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration 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 benefit patients and especially this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled her after her hip surgery. His application of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his care special.

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

TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, check out these Danish articles about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study 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 looked at 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’ bottom-line recommendation was to enjoy the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the present shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) Bring Santa with you to your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit! He will do us all some good!

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today with The Novelli Wellness Center. The Novelli Wellness Center wants you see Santa and smile with joy. The Novelli Wellness Center welcomes any referrals from physicians for Buffalo, NY chiropractic spinal manipulation which The Novelli Wellness Center prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Buffalo, NY.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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