Healthy Chiropractic News February 2020

Baton Rouge  chiropractic patient population expands when access to chiropractic coverage expands via insurance coverage. 

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

Access increases use. Access via insurance coverage brings about use. Use fosters improved clinical outcomes for Baton Rouge 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 outcome? An increase in use 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 outcome was in one state. Throughout the US, the Veterans Health Administration is also working on making these care options more available. The VA is a big 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 methods, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Globally, despite 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 regarding spine pain care via live and telehealth appointments. (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 use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help a Vietnam veteran in Australia experience back pain relief.

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

 
Baton Rouge 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 display itself as constant stress, depression, or chronic fatigue. (4) A report compared the consumption of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in non-depressed and depressed young people. The researchers found that lower physical activity levels (in steps, duration, and intensity) were associated with higher levels of symptoms of depression. (5) An exercise and fortified milk intervention exposed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to reinforce bone formation and resorption. (6) This is beneficial 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 offset OA by modulating vitamin B6’s effect on the IL1β inflammatory cytokine of OA. (7) B vitamins playperform a crucial role in the functioning of mind and body. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and chat with your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center about other ways to boost your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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