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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

Millville chiropractic patient population grows when access to chiropractic coverage grows via insurance coverage. 

 
MORE ACCESS (IE, INSURANCE COVERAGE) TO CAM/CHIROPRACTIC INCREASES USE OF CAM/CHIROPRACTIC

Access increases use. Access via insurance coverage makes a difference in use. Use increases improved clinical outcomes for Millville back pain and neck pain patients. In 2016, Oregon made a plan to try to curb opioid prescriptions for back pain by availing complementary and alternative medicine approaches to Medicaid patients. The outcome? A rise 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. Nationally, the Veterans Health Administration is also working on making these care options more available. The VA is a large healthcare system. Via survey, veterans express their desire for access to these approaches. With access, veterans showed high usage: 52% used any of these approaches, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Throughout the world, despite COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues had access to input regarding their spinal conditions by way of the Global Spine Care Initiative which steers doctors and patients for spine pain care via telehealth and live visits. (3) There is growing access to care for spine pain patients 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.

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

 
Millville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
VITAMIN B AND EXERCISE Benefits: SPINE, MIND, BONE

B vitamins are so important for concentration, mood, focus, energy, 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 that compared the intake of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in depressed and non-depressed young people discovered that lower physical activity levels (in steps, duration, and intensity) were associated with greater levels of depressive symptoms. (5) An exercise and fortified milk intervention revealed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to reinforce bone formation and resorption. (6) This is positive considering treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the destruction of cartilage, the connective tissue produced by chondrocytes. Physical activity is recognized for its ability to counter OA by modulating vitamin B6’s impact on the IL1β inflammatory cytokine of OA. (7) B vitamins exhibit a crucial role in the functioning of mind and body. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and talk with your Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic about other means to boost your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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