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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 fosters better clinical outcomes for Vancouver back pain and neck pain patients. In 2016, Oregon made a plan to try to curb opioid prescriptions for back pain by making complementary and alternative medicine approaches available to Medicaid patients. The outcome? 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. Nationally, 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 reported high usage: 52% used any of these CAM methods, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Throughout the world, despite COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues had access to input regarding their spinal conditions via the Global Spine Care Initiative which guides 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 realize back pain relief.

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

 
Vancouver 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 study compared the consumption of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in non-depressed and depressed young people. The researchers found 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 showed 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 degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue produced by chondrocytes. Physical activity is recognized for its ability to offset OA by modulating vitamin B6’s impact 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 Disc Centers about other means to boost your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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