Healthy News - December 2019

Palmer Chiropractic Center [presents 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 referred patients to at least one CHA in the past year. 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 physicians 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 recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s 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 greater satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Lynchburg 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 this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered her after her hip surgery. His use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.

Lynchburg 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, take a look at these Danish articles about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were compared to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits enhanced the joy to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors point out that the trial was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study considered issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may impact doctors’ divorce statistics in the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also reported to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Believing in Santa was beneficial only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Lynchburg chiropractor’s office, it’s a good thing for all!

CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center

Schedule your next Lynchburg chiropractic appointment today with Palmer Chiropractic Center. Palmer Chiropractic Center hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. Palmer Chiropractic Center appreciates any referrals from physicians for Lynchburg chiropractic spinal manipulation which Palmer Chiropractic Center prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Lynchburg.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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