Healthy Chiropractic News February 2020

Fernandina Beach chiropractic patient population grows when access to chiropractic coverage grows via insurance coverage. 

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

Access boosts use. Access via insurance coverage brings about use. Use increases improved clinical outcomes for Fernandina Beach 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: 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 outcome was in one state. Throughout the US, the Veterans Health Administration is also putting effort into availing veterans of these care options. The VA is a large healthcare system. Via survey, veterans convey their wish for access to these CAM techniques. With access, veterans showed high usage: 52% used any of these CAM methods, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Globally, in spite of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues had access to input regarding their spine conditions by way of the Global Spine Care Initiative which directs doctors and patients for spine pain care via live and telehealth appointments. (3) There is growing access to care for spine pain patients 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 help a Vietnam veteran in Australia experience back pain relief.

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

 
Fernandina Beach 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 study 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 associated with 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 positive in light of treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). 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 impact on the IL1β inflammatory cytokine of OA. (7) B vitamins playperform a crucial role in body and mind functions. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and talk with your Fernandina Beach chiropractor at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic about other means to raise your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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