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December 2021 Healthy News from Wilson Family Chiropractic

The Millville chiropractic manipulation and mobilization show benefit for relieving cervicogenic headache as an option to surgery for its relief.
 
CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE – Surgery or Manipulation?

What sounds good to you? Most Millville cervicogenic headache sufferers would likely want to try a non-surgical approach before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that begins in the neck and is felt to be in the head or face. Decreased neck range of motion is typical. (1) Medicine proposes surgical options. One is removing one or two cervical discs in patients unresponsive to prior treatments that was shown to result in 63%/64% of unilateral/bilateral cervicogenic headache relief or improvement at 19.8 and 25.5 months. (2) Another surgical approach - pulsed radiofrequency ablation of the C2 DRG - is being performed, seeking a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months post-surgery. (3) Chiropractic offers non-surgical approaches like manipulation and mobilization. These are often effective in relieving or improving cervicogenic headache or reducing symptoms when compared to control subjects. (4) A study comparing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization for the relief of cervicogenic headache found that both had similar effects on disability, pain, global rating of change, and cervical range of motion. (5) One case report of a patient who suffered with cervicogenic headache along with a lower cervical disc herniation described how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment produced relief. (6) Your chiropractor delivers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Millville neck pain and related headache.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his pain reducing treatment of neck pain and headache with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Wilson Family Chiropractic shares new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

Millville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Chondroitin Sulfate for Bone Health and Relief of Diabetic Osteoporosis

The benefits of chondroitin sulfate keep being documented! The latest information reveals its influence on diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis. Diabetic osteoporosis is associated with morbidity and disability in its sufferers. New rat studies revealed some promising help. The antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritis and hypoglycemic effects of chondroitin sulfate were documented after 8 weeks of oral administration that improved the symptoms of diabetes, reduced blood glucose, elevated bone mineral density, restored bone morphology, and lowered femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other things. All this prompted the researchers to deduce that chondroitin sulfate can effectively avert bone loss brought on by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study revealed similar outcomes. After administering chondroitin sulfate for 10 weeks, researchers recorded signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose reduction, symptom decrease, bone mineral density elevation, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number reduction, and oxidative stress lessening. (8) The rat studies illuminated the potential for human benefit. Chondroitin sulfate’s benefits for back pain, disc health, and bone health support our inclusion of nutrition in the chiropractic treatment plan!

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