Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

Paramus chiropractic patient population expands 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 fosters improved clinical outcomes for Paramus 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 outcome? 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 availing veterans of these care options. The VA is a big healthcare system. Via survey, veterans convey their wish for access to these methods. With access, veterans showed high usage: 52% used any of these CAM methods, 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 maintained access to input regarding their spinal conditions via the Global Spine Care Initiative which steers doctors and patients for spine pain care via live and telehealth visits. (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 realize back pain relief.

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

 
Paramus 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 show itself as constant stress, depression, or chronic fatigue. (4) A report compared the intake of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in non-depressed and depressed young people. The researchers found that lower physical activity levels (in steps, duration, and intensity) were linked to higher levels of symptoms of depression. (5) An exercise and fortified milk intervention showed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to bolster bone formation and resorption. (6) This is beneficial in light of treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue produced by chondrocytes. Physical activity is known for its ability to counter OA by modulating vitamin B6’s impact 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 Paramus chiropractor at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center about other means to enhance your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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