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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2020

San Jose 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 makes a difference in use. Use fosters better clinical outcomes for San Jose 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 result was in one state. Throughout the US, the Veterans Health Administration is also putting effort into making these care options more available. The VA is a large healthcare system. Via survey, veterans express their desire for access to these approaches. With access, veterans reported high usage: 52% used any of these CAM techniques, 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 via the Global Spine Care Initiative which directs doctors and patients regarding spine pain care via live and telehealth 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 utilization of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help a Vietnam veteran in Australia experience back pain relief.

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

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

B vitamins are vital for concentration, mood, focus, energy, 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 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 associated with 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 positive considering treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue produced 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 playperform a crucial role in the functioning of mind and body. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and talk with your San Jose chiropractor at Chiropractic Solutions about other means to enhance your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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