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August 2021 Healthy News from Spengel Chiropractic

McHenry chiropractic spinal manipulation care is relieving and cost effective.  

SPINAL MANIPULATION IS EFFECTIVE AND COST REDUCING FOR SPINE CARE

Spengel Chiropractic welcomes all spine pain patients! We know the frustration that comes with spine pain. McHenry chiropractic spinal manipulation helps. Though low back pain is a major source of disability around the world, its sufferers who have recurrent or persistent bouts of low back pain find chiropractic maintenance care effective as it is patient-centered care. (1) Neck pain sufferers, too, report benefit with chiropractic. Neck pain patients who undergo spinal manipulation – 90% of which is delivered by chiropractors in the US – were found to be 2.38 times less likely to need escalated and costly care like imaging, injection, emergency room or surgery (just 26%) than patients who were treated with other kinds of care (46%). (2) A new study of Medicare patient claims states that patients who had less access to chiropractic care had an increase in visits (32.3 a year) to primary care physicians for spine pain and a rise in spine surgeries (5.5 a year) costing an extra $114,967 per 1000 Medicare beneficiaries and $391 million nationally. (3) Your McHenry chiropractor is well-skilled in performing spinal manipulation.  Spinal manipulation is and has been advised as first-line treatment for low back pain. Medicare claims’ reviews note that chiropractors are the majority of healthcare providers for spinal manipulation and that the overall supply of spinal manipulation providers is falling. (4) Do not worry! Your hometown, McHenry chiropractor has no intention of not providing pain-relieving spinal manipulation, especially the gentle, research-supported Cox® Technic style of spinal manipulation.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the place of spinal manipulation in the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for the relief of spinal stenosis, a common spine pain condition in the over-65 age group.

Spengel Chiropractic shares new research on the benefit of adequate B vitamin levels. 

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Beneficial B Vitamins

The benefits of B vitamins is undeniable. B12 deficiency is often associated with dementia in patients over 65 years of age. It has also been seen in younger people who have normal B12 levels but have a high methylmalonic acid (MMA) level. Testing the MMA level may be a useful test in patients with symptoms that seem unrelated as in one patient with neuropathy, depression and stomach issues who tested a high level of MMA. (5) Biotin (B7) supplementation is demonstrating potential in the treatment of neuropathic pain and could reduce the necessary doses of analgesic drugs. (6) Riboflavin (B2) in foods and via supplements is known for its antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory effects among others. A new study reported that B2 offers anti-itch properties. (7) How are your B levels? Let’s talk at your next visit!

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Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic appointment with Spengel Chiropractic for a healthy chat about B vitamins and a healthy session of spine/back/neck pain-reducing spinal manipulation. See you soon! 
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