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December 2021 Healthy News from Vancouver Disc Centers

The Vancouver chiropractic manipulation and mobilization show benefit for relieving cervicogenic headache as an option to surgery for its relief.
 
CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE – Surgery or Manipulation?

Which would you choose? Most Vancouver cervicogenic headache sufferers would likely want to try a non-surgical approach before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that starts in the neck and is felt to be in the head or face. Decreased range of motion in the neck is common. (1) Medicine offers surgical options. One is removing one or two cervical discs in patients who haven’t responded to prior treatments resulting in 63%/64% of unilateral/bilateral cervicogenic headache relief or improvement at 19.8 and 25.5 months. (2) Another surgical approach - pulsed radiofrequency ablation of the C2 dorsal root ganglion - is being done, seeking a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months post-surgery. (3) Chiropractic offers non-surgical approaches like manipulation and mobilization. These are many times effective in relieving or improving cervicogenic headache or reducing symptoms when compared to control subjects. (4) A study comparing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization for the relief of cervicogenic headache found that both had similar effects on disability, pain, global rating of change, and cervical range of motion. (5) A case report of a patient who suffered with cervicogenic headache as well as a lower cervical disc herniation described how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment produced relief. (6) Your chiropractor offers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Vancouver neck pain and related headache.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his relieving treatment of neck pain and headache with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Vancouver Disc Centers presents new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Chondroitin Sulfate for Bone Health and Relief of Diabetic Osteoporosis

The benefits of chondroitin sulfate keep coming! The latest work involves its influence on diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis. Diabetic osteoporosis is associated with morbidity and disability in its subjects. New rat studies showed some promising help. The antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritis and hypoglycemic effects of chondroitin sulfate were seen after 8 weeks of oral administration that bettered the symptoms of diabetes, reduced blood glucose, elevated bone mineral density, restored bone morphology, and reduced femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other benefits. All this prompted the researchers to conclude that chondroitin sulfate can efficiently prevent bone loss caused by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study revealed similar outcomes. After administering chondroitin sulfate for 10 weeks, researchers documented signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose drop, symptom reduction, bone mineral density increase, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number drop, and oxidative stress lessening. (8) The rat studies shed light on the potential for human benefit. Chondroitin sulfate’s benefits for back pain, disc health, and bone health support our discussion of the importance of nutrition in the chiropractic treatment plan!

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