Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

Williamson 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 Williamson back pain and neck pain patients. In 2016, Oregon made a plan to try to curb opioid prescriptions for back pain by making complementary and alternative medicine approaches available to Medicaid patients. The outcome? An increase 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 outcome was in one state. Nationally, the Veterans Health Administration is also working on making these care options more available. The VA is a big healthcare system. Via survey, veterans convey their desire for access to these CAM techniques. With access, veterans showed high usage: 52% used any of these approaches, 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 regarding their spinal conditions via the Global Spine Care Initiative which steers doctors and patients regarding 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 experience back pain relief.

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

 
Williamson 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 display itself as constant stress, depression, or chronic fatigue. (4) A report compared the intake of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in depressed and non-depressed young people. The researchers 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 revealed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to reinforce bone formation and resorption. (6) This is positive considering 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 offset 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 talk with your Williamson chiropractor at Apple Country Chiropractic about other ways to enhance your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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