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April 2020 Healthy News from Vancouver Disc Centers

Vancouver chiropractic care at Vancouver Disc Centers is well-equipped for the pandemic of low back pain.  

THE PANDEMIC OF LOW BACK PAIN

Here’s a pandemic chiropractic is made 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 study considered the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic and physical therapy for low back pain. Interestingly, their up-coming study is set to determine 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 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 help adults with at least 3 weeks of low back pain over 6 months. (1) Come to Vancouver Disc Centers to find out for yourself! Bring your Vancouver low back pain to Vancouver Disc Centers. Chiropractic care and your Vancouver chiropractor are prepared to fight and conquer the pandemic of low back pain.

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

Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

B Vitamins for Diabetic Nerve Pain

Chronic diabetic neuropathic pain is tough. Inflammation has a role. Spinal proinflammatory cytokines play a role. A recent study using rats demonstrated that B vitamins not only suppress but significantly overpower this pain by suppressing the proinflammatory cytokines. (2) Unfortunately, vitamin B12 deficiency is quite common among type II diabetic patients who take metformin, a common diabetic drug. (3) Researchers noted links to anemia and neuropathy with metformin use in diabetic patients. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers urges our diabetic patients are encouraged 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 information on how the immune system works as well as how spinal manipulation affects neuropathic pain pathways.

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Arrange your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment now with Vancouver Disc Centers for your low back pain, neuropathy and spinal health! We are looking forward to your visit soon!

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