December 2021 Healthy News from Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center

The Paramus 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 Paramus cervicogenic headache sufferers would likely want to try a non-surgical option before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that starts in the neck and is sensed to be in the head or face. Reduced range of motion in the neck is typical. (1) Medicine offers surgical options. One is removing one or two cervical discs in patients who haven’t responded to previous treatments resulting 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, pursuing a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months post-surgery. (3) Chiropractic uses 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 comparing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization to relieve cervicogenic headache found that both had comparable effects on disability, pain, global rating of change, and cervical range of motion. (5) A case report of a patient who suffered with cervicogenic headache along with a lower cervical disc herniation described how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment produced relief. (6) Your chiropractor offers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Paramus neck pain and related headache.

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

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

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

The benefits of chondroitin sulfate keep being documented! The latest work involves its influence on diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis. Diabetic osteoporosis is linked to morbidity and disability in its subjects. New rat studies showed some promising help. The antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritis and hypoglycemic effects of chondroitin sulfate were documented after 8 weeks of oral administration that improved the symptoms of diabetes, lowered blood glucose, elevated bone mineral density, restored bone morphology, and decreased femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other things. All this provoked the researchers to conclude that chondroitin sulfate can effectively prevent bone loss caused by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study found similar outcomes. After administering chondroitin sulfate for 10 weeks, researchers documented signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose decrease, symptom reduction, bone mineral density elevation, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number decrease, and oxidative stress alleviation. (8) The rat studies shed light on the potential for human benefit. Chondroitin sulfate’s benefits for back pain, disc health, and bone health support our inclusion of nutrition in the chiropractic treatment plan!

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