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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

Tonawanda chiropractic patient population expands 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 improved clinical outcomes for Tonawanda back pain and neck pain patients. Oregon set out in 2016 to find a way to curb opioid prescriptions for back pain by availing complementary and alternative medicine approaches to Medicaid patients. The result? A rise in utilization of CAM: chiropractic .3 to 11.1%, acupuncture from .3 to 5.6%, 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 wish for access to these approaches. With access, veterans reported high usage: 52% used any of these CAM techniques, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Globally, in spite of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues maintained access to input about their spinal conditions by way of the Global Spine Care Initiative which guides doctors and patients regarding spine pain care via live and telehealth appointments. (3) There is growing 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 find back pain relief.

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

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

B vitamins are vital for concentration, mood, focus, energy, 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 consumption 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 higher levels of depressive symptoms. (5) An exercise and fortified milk intervention exposed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to reinforce bone formation and resorption. (6) This is beneficial considering osteoarthritis (OA) treatment and prevention. OA is the destruction of cartilage, the connective tissue produced 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 exhibit a crucial role in the functioning of mind and body. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and chat with your Tonawanda chiropractor at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation about other ways to enhance your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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