September 2021 Healthy News from The Novelli Wellness Center

Access to and research behind Buffalo, NY chiropractic’s delivery of spinal manipulation is key for back and neck pain patients’ pain relief and expenses.

 
CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE VITAL FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE

The “knowers” will control spinal manipulation once said 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 done by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor at The Novelli Wellness Center knows spinal manipulation.  An analysis of chiropractors’ use of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method reported 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 provide relieving SMT, cost effectively too, when patients can get to them. A new study of older adult spine pain patients’ decreased access to chiropractic resulted in a rise the number of visits to primary care physicians for spine pain, quantity 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, armed with knowledge of the proper tests to assess 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractor to assess low back pain in Buffalo, NY adults. For example, the gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness is quite reliable in its validity in distinguishing between low back pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at The Novelli Wellness Center really are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Buffalo, NY back pain and neck pain!

The Novelli Wellness Center shares how important slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Buffalo, NY CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe

Just breathe. Do you think about breathing? Not many people do, but researchers are looking into 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 ease pain when it was slow paced with an extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study proposed pursed-lips breathing and found that it was more calming, pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, particularly good for managing emotional responses. (8) Fascinating! Your chiropractor most appreciated the report about breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted researchers to advocate 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 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 discuss the incorporation of basic breathing instruction along with spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Set up your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with The Novelli Wellness Center. You have access to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we will share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon! 

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