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Healthy News - December 2019

Soft Health and Healing Clinic [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 found that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended at least one CHA to patients in the past year. The most common approaches recommended 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 inclined than their male counterparts to suggest for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less likely to suggest chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often recommended 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 brings about 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! Brooks chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation 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 benefit patients and especially his patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled her after her hip surgery. His use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.

Brooks holiday joy and even fun with Santa are analyzed as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, check out these Danish articles about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were contrasted to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits boosted the joy to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors highlight 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 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. Belief in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Brooks chiropractor’s office, it is a good thing for all!

CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic

Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic appointment today with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Soft Health and Healing Clinic wants you see Santa and smile with joy. Soft Health and Healing Clinic welcomes any referrals from physicians for Brooks chiropractic spinal manipulation which Soft Health and Healing Clinic prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Brooks.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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