April 2020 Healthy News from Vancouver Spine Care Centre

Vancouver chiropractic care at Vancouver Spine Care Centre is prepared for the pandemic of low back pain.  

THE PANDEMIC OF LOW BACK PAIN

Here’s a pandemic chiropractic is built for: low back pain! A new report in Healthcare journal reports that “Low back pain is a pandemic and costly musculoskeletal condition in the United States.” This report looked at the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic and physical therapy for low back pain. Curiously, their next study is set to reveal if they decrease the use of more costly health services like surgery, injections, and ER visits. For now, though, they found that the total average cost was $48.56 lower for chiropractic care than PT and the daily adjusted life years was 0.0043 higher for chiropractic than PT patients. They deduced that chiropractic was shown to be a cost-effective means to help adults with at least 3 weeks of low back pain over 6 months. (1) Come to Vancouver Spine Care Centre to find out for yourself! Bring your Vancouver low back pain to Vancouver Spine Care Centre. Chiropractic care and your Vancouver chiropractor are prepped to fight and conquer the pandemic of low back pain.

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

Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

B Vitamins for Diabetic Nerve Pain

Chronic diabetic neuropathic pain is challenging. Inflammation plays a role. Spinal proinflammatory cytokines have a role. A new study using rats showed that B vitamins not only suppress but greatly overpower this pain by suppressing the proinflammatory cytokines. (2) Sadly, vitamin B12 deficiency is very common among type II diabetic patients who are prescribed metformin, a common diabetic drug. (3) Researchers found links to anemia and neuropathy with metformin use in diabetic patients. (4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre urges our diabetic patients are urged to test their vitamin B levels! B vitamins are very 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 imparts information on how the immune system functions as well as how spinal manipulation affects neuropathic pain pathways.

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Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment now with Vancouver Spine Care Centre for your low back pain, neuropathy and spinal health! We are looking forward to your visit soon!

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