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April 2020 Healthy News from Spengel Chiropractic

McHenry chiropractic care at Spengel Chiropractic is prepared for the pandemic of low back pain.  

THE PANDEMIC OF LOW BACK PAIN

Here is a pandemic chiropractic is built for: low back pain! A new study in Healthcare journal reports that “Low back pain is a pandemic and costly musculoskeletal condition in the United States.” This report looked at the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic and physical therapy for low back pain. Interestingly, their next study is set to ascertain if they decrease the use of expensive health services like surgery, injections, and ER visits. For the moment, though, they discovered that the total average cost was $48.56 less for chiropractic care than PT and the daily adjusted life years was 0.0043 higher for chiropractic than PT patients. They concluded that chiropractic was shown to be a cost-effective means to ease low back pain in adults with at least 3 weeks of low back pain over six months. (1) Come to Spengel Chiropractic to find out for yourself! Bring your McHenry low back pain to Spengel Chiropractic. Chiropractic care and your McHenry chiropractor are prepared to fight and overcome the pandemic of low back pain.

McHenry diabetic patients with neuropathy may benefit from addressing their B vitamin deficiency.

McHenry CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

B Vitamins for Diabetic Nerve Pain

Chronic diabetic neuropathic pain is a challenge. Inflammation has a role. Spinal proinflammatory cytokines play a role. A recent report about rats showed that B vitamins not only suppress but significantly suppress this pain by suppressing the proinflammatory cytokines. (2) Unfortunately, vitamin B12 deficiency is quite common in type II diabetic patients who are prescribed metformin, a common diabetic drug. (3) Researchers found links to anemia and neuropathy with metformin use in diabetic patients. (4) Spengel Chiropractic recommends that our diabetic patients are urged to check their vitamin B levels! B vitamins are very important for health!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares research on how the immune system works as well as how spinal manipulation affects neuropathic pain pathways.

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Arrange your next McHenry chiropractic appointment today with Spengel Chiropractic for your low back pain, neuropathy and spinal health! We are looking forward to your visit soon!

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