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Healthy News - December 2019

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville [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 interesting. A survey discovered that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. The most common approaches recommended were acupuncture, yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and massage. 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 recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it’s been documented 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 enjoy seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! St. Francisville 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 interacts with physicians of all professions to benefit 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.

St. Francisville 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, take a look at these Danish reports about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were contrasted to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits boosted the happiness 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 analyzed issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may impact 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 helpful only for psychiatrists! These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the present shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your St. Francisville chiropractor’s office, it’s a good thing for all!

CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville

Schedule your next St. Francisville chiropractic appointment today with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville wants you see Santa and smile with joy. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville appreciates all referrals from physicians for St. Francisville chiropractic spinal manipulation which Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in St. Francisville.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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