December 2021 Healthy News from Amelia Chiropractic Clinic

The Fernandina Beach chiropractic manipulation and mobilization show benefit for relieving cervicogenic headache as an option to surgery for its relief.
 
CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE – Surgery or Manipulation?

What sounds good to you? Most Fernandina Beach cervicogenic headache sufferers often would like to try a non-surgical option before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that starts in the neck and is felt to be in the head or face. Reduced neck range of motion is typical. (1) Medicine proposes surgical options. One is the removal of one or two cervical discs in patients who haven’t responded to previous treatments that was shown to result in 63%/64% of unilateral/bilateral cervicogenic headache relief or improvement at 19.8 and 25.5 months. (2) Another surgical approach - pulsed radiofrequency ablation of the C2 dorsal root ganglion - is being performed, seeking a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months post-surgery. (3) Chiropractic offers non-surgical approaches like manipulation and mobilization. These are many times effective in relieving or improving cervicogenic headache or reducing symptoms when compared to control subjects. (4) A study assessing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization in relieving cervicogenic headache found that both had similar effects on disability, pain, global rating of change, and cervical range of motion. (5) One case report of a patient suffering with cervicogenic headache along with a lower cervical disc herniation explained how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment produced relief. (6) Your chiropractor offers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Fernandina Beach neck pain and related headache.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his pain reducing treatment of neck pain and headache with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

Fernandina Beach CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Chondroitin Sulfate for Bone Health and Relief of Diabetic Osteoporosis

The benefits of chondroitin sulfate keep coming! The latest work involves its influence on diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis. Diabetic osteoporosis is associated with morbidity and disability in its subjects. New rat studies revealed some promising help. The antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritis and hypoglycemic effects of chondroitin sulfate were seen after 8 weeks of oral administration that bettered the symptoms of diabetes, decreased blood glucose, increased bone mineral density, repaired bone morphology, and decreased femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other benefits. All this prompted the researchers to conclude that chondroitin sulfate can effectively avert bone loss brought on by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study revealed similar outcomes. After administering chondroitin sulfate for 10 weeks, researchers found signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose reduction, symptom decrease, bone mineral density increase, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number reduction, and oxidative stress lessening. (8) The rat studies illuminated the potential for human benefit. Chondroitin sulfate’s benefits for back pain, disc health, and bone health support our discussion of the importance of nutrition in the chiropractic treatment plan!

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