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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

Largo chiropractic patient population grows when access to chiropractic coverage expands 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 improved clinical outcomes for Largo back pain and neck pain patients. In 2016, Oregon made a plan to try to curb opioid prescriptions for back pain by availing complementary and alternative medicine approaches to Medicaid patients. The result? An increase in utilization 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 desire for access to these approaches. With access, veterans showed 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 about their spinal conditions by way of the Global Spine Care Initiative which guides doctors and patients for spine pain care via telehealth and live visits. (3) There is growing access to spine pain patients for 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 utilization of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help a Vietnam veteran in Australia find back pain relief.

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

 
Largo 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 report compared the consumption of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in depressed and non-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 exposed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to bolster bone formation and resorption. (6) This is positive considering treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the destruction of cartilage, the connective tissue produced by chondrocytes. Physical activity is known for its ability to offset OA by modulating vitamin B6’s influence on the IL1β inflammatory cytokine of OA. (7) B vitamins exhibit an important role in the functioning of mind and body. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and talk with your Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc about other ways to boost your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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