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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

Richmond chiropractic patient population grows when access to chiropractic coverage expands via insurance coverage. 

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

Access boosts use. Access via insurance coverage makes a difference in use. Use increases improved clinical outcomes for Richmond 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 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 working on availing veterans of these care options. The VA is a large healthcare system. Via survey, veterans convey their desire for access to these methods. With access, veterans reported high usage: 52% used any of these approaches, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Throughout the world, in spite of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues maintained access to input about their spinal conditions by way of the Global Spine Care Initiative which directs doctors and patients for spine pain care via telehealth and live visits. (3) There is growing access to spine pain patients for 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.

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

 
Richmond 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 display itself as constant stress, depression, or chronic fatigue. (4) A report that compared the consumption 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 higher levels of depressive symptoms. (5) An exercise and fortified milk intervention revealed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to strengthen bone formation and resorption. (6) This is positive in light of osteoarthritis (OA) treatment and prevention. OA is the destruction of cartilage, the connective tissue made by chondrocytes. Physical activity is recognized for its ability to counter OA by modulating vitamin B6’s influence 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 chat with your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic about other means to boost your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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