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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

West Palm Beach 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 makes a difference in use. Use increases better clinical outcomes for West Palm Beach back pain and neck pain patients. Oregon set out in 2016 to find a way to curb opioid prescriptions for back pain by making complementary and alternative medicine approaches available to Medicaid patients. The result? An increase 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 outcome was in one state. Nationally, the Veterans Health Administration is also putting effort into making these care options more available. The VA is a big healthcare system. Via survey, veterans express their desire for access to these CAM techniques. With access, veterans reported high usage: 52% used any of these approaches, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Globally, in spite of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues had access to input about their spine conditions via the Global Spine Care Initiative which directs doctors and patients regarding 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 use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to assist a Vietnam veteran in Australia find back pain relief.

West Palm Beach bone, spine and mind benefit from exercise and vitamin B intake.

 
West Palm Beach 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 show itself as constant stress, depression, or chronic fatigue. (4) A study that compared the consumption of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in non-depressed and depressed young people 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 reinforce bone formation and resorption. (6) This is beneficial in light of treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue made by chondrocytes. Physical activity is known for its ability to offset OA by modulating vitamin B6’s impact on the IL1β inflammatory cytokine of OA. (7) B vitamins exhibit a crucial role in body and mind functions. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and talk with your West Palm Beach chiropractor at Chiropractic Care about other means to raise your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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