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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2020

Auburn 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 brings about use. Use fosters improved clinical outcomes for Auburn back pain and neck pain patients. Oregon set out in 2016 to find a way to curb opioid prescriptions for back pain by availing complementary and alternative medicine approaches to Medicaid patients. The result? 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 putting effort into 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 showed 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 maintained access to input regarding their spine conditions by way of the Global Spine Care Initiative which steers doctors and patients regarding spine pain care via telehealth and live appointments. (3) There is expanding 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 help a Vietnam veteran in Australia realize back pain relief.

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

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

B vitamins are vital 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 report compared the intake of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in non-depressed and 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 revealed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to bolster bone formation and resorption. (6) This is beneficial in light of treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the destruction of cartilage, the connective tissue made by chondrocytes. Physical activity is known for its ability to offset OA by modulating vitamin B6’s effect 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 chat with your Auburn chiropractor at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. about other means to boost your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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