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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

New Roads 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 makes a difference in use. Use fosters improved clinical outcomes for New Roads back pain and neck pain patients. In 2016, Oregon made a plan to try to curb opioid prescriptions for back pain by making complementary and alternative medicine approaches available to Medicaid patients. The result? A rise in use 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 working on availing veterans of these care options. The VA is a large healthcare system. Via survey, veterans express their wish for access to these methods. 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 maintained access to input about their spinal conditions via the Global Spine Care Initiative which guides 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 utilization of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to assist a Vietnam veteran in Australia experience back pain relief.

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

 
New Roads 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 display itself as constant stress, depression, or chronic fatigue. (4) A study compared the intake of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in depressed and non-depressed young people. The researchers discovered that lower physical activity levels (in steps, duration, and intensity) were linked to higher levels of depressive symptoms. (5) An exercise and fortified milk intervention exposed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to strengthen bone formation and resorption. (6) This is beneficial considering osteoarthritis (OA) treatment and prevention. OA is the degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue made by chondrocytes. Physical activity is known for its ability to counter OA by modulating vitamin B6’s effect 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 New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center about other means to boost your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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