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April 2020 Healthy News from Johnson Chiropractic

Richmond chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic is prepared for the pandemic of low back pain.  

THE PANDEMIC OF LOW BACK PAIN

Here is a pandemic chiropractic is built for: low back pain! A recent report in Healthcare journal presents that “Low back pain is a pandemic and costly musculoskeletal condition in the United States.” This study compared the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic and physical therapy for low back pain. Curiously, their next study is said to reveal if they reduce the need for more costly health services like surgery, injections, and ER visits. For now, though, they found that the total average cost was $48.56 less for chiropractic care than PT and the daily adjusted life years was 0.0043 greater for chiropractic than PT patients. They determined that chiropractic was shown to be a cost-effective means to ease low back pain in adults with at least 3 weeks of low back pain over six months. (1) Come to Johnson Chiropractic to find out for yourself! Bring your Richmond low back pain to Johnson Chiropractic. Chiropractic care and your Richmond chiropractor are prepped to fight and conquer the pandemic of low back pain.

Richmond diabetic patients with neuropathy may benefit from addressing their B vitamin deficiency.

Richmond CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

B Vitamins for Diabetic Neuropathy

Chronic diabetic neuropathic pain is tough. Inflammation plays a part. Spinal proinflammatory cytokines have a part. A new study using rats demonstrated that B vitamins not only suppress but greatly subdue this pain by suppressing the proinflammatory cytokines. (2) Unfortunately, vitamin B12 deficiency is very common among type II diabetic patients who take metformin, a common diabetic drug. (3) Researchers found associations of anemia and neuropathy with metformin use in diabetic patients. (4) Johnson Chiropractic urges our diabetic patients are urged to test their vitamin B levels! B vitamins are quite important for health!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares research on how the immune system functions as well as how spinal manipulation affects neuropathic pain pathways.

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Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic appointment today with Johnson Chiropractic for your low back pain, neuropathy and spinal health! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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