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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

McHenry chiropractic patient population grows when access to chiropractic coverage expands 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 McHenry 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? 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 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 express their wish for access to these CAM techniques. With access, veterans reported high usage: 52% used any of these CAM techniques, 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 spine conditions by way of the Global Spine Care Initiative which steers doctors and patients regarding spine pain care via live and telehealth 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 utilization of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help a Vietnam veteran in Australia find back pain relief.

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

 
McHenry 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 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 depressed and non-depressed young people. The researchers found that lower physical activity levels (in steps, duration, and intensity) were associated with higher levels of symptoms of depression. (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 beneficial considering treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue made by chondrocytes. Physical activity is recognized 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 body and mind functions. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and talk with your McHenry chiropractor at Spengel Chiropractic about other ways to raise your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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