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Healthy News - December 2019

Hollstrom & Associates Inc [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. A survey 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 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 inclined than their male counterparts to suggest for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less inclined to suggest chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it has been recorded 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 higher satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Largo 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 works with physicians of all professions to help patients and especially his 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 makes his care special.

Largo holiday joy and even fun with Santa are studied 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 reports about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were compared to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits enhanced the happiness to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors point out that the research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study analyzed issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence divorce rates of doctors just after the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also found to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to join in 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 Largo chiropractic visit! He will do us all some good!

CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc

Schedule your next Largo chiropractic appointment today with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Hollstrom & Associates Inc wants you see Santa and smile with joy. Hollstrom & Associates Inc appreciates all referrals from physicians for Largo chiropractic spinal manipulation which Hollstrom & Associates Inc prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Largo.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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