Healthy Chiropractic News February 2020

Manchester chiropractic patient population grows when access to chiropractic coverage expands via insurance coverage. 

 
MORE ACCESS (IE, INSURANCE COVERAGE) TO CAM/CHIROPRACTIC INCREASES USE OF CAM/CHIROPRACTIC

Access increases use. Access via insurance coverage brings about use. Use fosters better clinical outcomes for Manchester back pain and neck pain patients. In 2016, Oregon made a plan to try to curb opioid prescriptions for back pain by availing complementary and alternative medicine approaches to Medicaid patients. The outcome? A rise in utilization of CAM: acupuncture from .3 to 5.6%, chiropractic .3 to 11.1%, massage from 1.6 to 14.8%, PT/OT from 6 to 17.7%. (1) That result was in one state. Throughout the US, the Veterans Health Administration is also putting effort into making these care options more available. The VA is a big healthcare system. Via survey, veterans convey their desire for access to these methods. With access, veterans reported high usage: 52% used any of these approaches, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Throughout the world, despite COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues had access to input regarding their spinal conditions by way of the Global Spine Care Initiative which steers doctors and patients for spine pain care via telehealth and live appointments. (3) There is expanding access to spine care globally, nationally, and locally!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joel Dixon on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help a Vietnam veteran in Australia discover back pain relief.

Manchester bone, spine and mind benefit from B vitamin intake and exercise.

 
Manchester CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
VITAMIN B AND EXERCISE Benefits: SPINE, MIND, BONE

B vitamins are so important for mood, energy, focus, concentration, digestion, and healthy heart muscle, skin, and hair. A deficiency in B vitamins may display itself as constant stress, depression, or chronic fatigue. (4) A report that compared the intake of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in non-depressed and depressed young people discovered that lower physical activity levels (in steps, duration, and intensity) were linked to greater levels of depressive symptoms. (5) An exercise and fortified milk intervention showed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to strengthen bone formation and resorption. (6) This is positive in light of osteoarthritis (OA) treatment and prevention. OA is the destruction of cartilage, the connective tissue made by chondrocytes. Physical activity is known for its ability to counter OA by modulating vitamin B6’s influence on the IL1β inflammatory cytokine of OA. (7) B vitamins playperform an important role in the functioning of mind and body. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and talk with your Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries about other ways to boost your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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