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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

Manahawkin chiropractic patient population expands when access to chiropractic coverage grows via insurance coverage. 

 
MORE ACCESS (IE, INSURANCE COVERAGE) TO CAM/CHIROPRACTIC INCREASES USE OF CAM/CHIROPRACTIC

Access boosts use. Access via insurance coverage makes a difference in use. Use fosters better clinical outcomes for Manahawkin 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 availing veterans of these care options. The VA is a large healthcare system. Via survey, veterans convey their wish for access to these CAM techniques. With access, veterans reported high usage: 52% used any of these approaches, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Globally, 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 appointments. (3) There is growing access to spine care 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 realize back pain relief.

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

 
Manahawkin 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 consumption 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 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 treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue produced by chondrocytes. Physical activity is recognized for its ability to counter OA by modulating vitamin B6’s impact on the IL1β inflammatory cytokine of OA. (7) B vitamins playperform an important role in body and mind functions. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and talk with your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center about other ways to boost your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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