Healthy Chiropractic News February 2020

Plainville 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 makes a difference in use. Use increases improved clinical outcomes for Plainville back pain and neck pain patients. Oregon set out in 2016 to find a way to curb opioid prescriptions for back pain by making complementary and alternative medicine approaches available to Medicaid patients. The result? 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 large healthcare system. Via survey, veterans convey their wish for access to these methods. With access, veterans reported high usage: 52% used any of these CAM techniques, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Throughout the world, in spite of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues had access to input about their spinal conditions via the Global Spine Care Initiative which steers doctors and patients regarding spine pain care via live and telehealth appointments. (3) There is expanding access to spine pain patients for 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 utilization of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to assist a Vietnam veteran in Australia discover back pain relief.

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

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

B vitamins are vital for mood, energy, focus, concentration, digestion, and healthy heart muscle, skin, and hair. A deficiency in B vitamins may show itself as constant stress, depression, or chronic fatigue. (4) A report that compared the consumption of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in depressed and non-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 revealed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to bolster bone formation and resorption. (6) This is positive considering treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue made by chondrocytes. Physical activity is recognized for its ability to counter OA by modulating vitamin B6’s effect 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 chat with your Plainville chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic about other means to raise your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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