Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

Vancouver 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 increases improved clinical outcomes for Vancouver 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: 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. Throughout the US, 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 convey their desire for access to these CAM techniques. With access, veterans showed high usage: 52% used any of these approaches, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Throughout the world, despite COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues maintained access to input regarding their spinal conditions via the Global Spine Care Initiative which steers doctors and patients for 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 help a Vietnam veteran in Australia experience back pain relief.

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

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

B vitamins are so important for concentration, mood, focus, energy, 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 intake 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 greater 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 considering osteoarthritis (OA) treatment and prevention. OA is the destruction of cartilage, the connective tissue made by chondrocytes. Physical activity is known for its ability to counter 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 talk with your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Spine Care Centre about other ways to raise your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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