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September 2021 Healthy News from Hollstrom & Associates Inc

Access to and research behind Largo 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 stated Scott Haldeman DC MD. Quite 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows spinal manipulation.  An analysis of chiropractors’ use of SMT according to the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method discovered that chiorpractors appropriately delivered 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 large number of research fields from medicine, veterinary, neurosciences, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, to social sciences. (3) Chiropractors know they can provide relieving SMT, affordably too, when patients can get to them. A recent study of older adult spine pain patients’ reduced access to chiropractic resulted in an increase 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) Fortunately in our area, your chiropractor is available to you, knows 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 Largo chiropractor to evaluate low back pain in Largo adults. For example, the gluteal muscle palpation test for tenderness stands out for its validity in differentiating low back pain patients with and without radiculopathy. (5) Chiropractors like yours at Hollstrom & Associates Inc truly are “knowers” who understand the examination, diagnosis, and proper treatment of Largo back pain and neck pain!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares how impactful slow deep breathing is in pain relief. 

Largo CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Just Breathe

Just breathe. How often do you really think to breathe? Not many people do, but researchers are looking into breathing more in its different modes and for its pain-relieving abilities. 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 a longer expiration than inspiration. (7) One study suggested pursed-lips breathing and found that it was more calming, pleasant, and sense-of-control delivering, especially good for handling emotional responses. (8) Interesting! Your chiropractor most valued the report about breathing’s effect on chronic neck pain patients’ muscle activity which prompted researchers to suggest breathing as a part of neck pain treatment plans. (9) Just 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 present research on the incorporation of basic breathing instruction along with spinal manipulation in their use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Set up your next Largo chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. You have access to spinal manipulation with us. Bonus: we’ll share pain relieving breathing techniques with you! See you soon! 

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