September 2021 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND ACCESS ARE IMPORTANT FOR SPINE PATIENT CARE The “knowers” will have control of 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 performed by chiropractors. (1) Chiropractors know SMT. Your [[targeltocation]] chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows spinal manipulation. An analysis of their use of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method discovered that they appropriately delivered 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 areas from medicine, veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can deliver relieving SMT, affordably too, when patients can get to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain patients’ reduced access to chiropractic caused a rise the number of visits to primary care physicians for spine pain, quantity 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 manage your spine pain. Many tests like manual palpation are available to back pain specialists like your Fort Wayne chiropractor to assess low back pain in Fort Wayne adults. For instance, the gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness is quite reliable in its validity in differentiating low back pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc truly are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain! Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe Just breathe. How often do you really think to breathe? Not many people 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) It was found to more effectively ease pain when it was done slowly with an extended expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested pursed-lips breathing and noticed that it was more calming, pleasant, and sense-of-control producing, particularly good for handling emotional responses. (8) Fascinating! Your chiropractor most valued the report about 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 tad bit 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 present research on the inclusion of basic breathing instruction in addition to spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Set up your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. You have access to spinal manipulation at our clinic. Bonus: we’ll chat about pain relieving breathing options for you! See you soon! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."