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December 2021 Healthy News from Hollstrom & Associates Inc

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

What sounds good to you? Most Largo cervicogenic headache sufferers often would like to try a non-surgical option before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that begins in the neck and is felt to be in the head or face. Decreased range of motion in the neck is typical. (1) Medicine proposes surgical options. One is removing one or two cervical discs in patients who haven’t responded to previous treatments that was shown to result 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 DRG - is being done, striving for a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months post-surgery. (3) Chiropractic uses non-surgical approaches like manipulation and mobilization. These are many times effective for the relief or improvement of cervicogenic headache or reduction of symptoms when compared to control subjects. (4) A study comparing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization for the relief of cervicogenic headache reported that both had comparable effects on disability, pain, global rating of change, and cervical range of motion. (5) One case report of a patient suffering with cervicogenic headache along with a lower cervical disc herniation explained how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment delivered relief. (6) Your chiropractor delivers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Largo neck pain and related headache.

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

Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

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

The benefits of chondroitin sulfate continue to be documented! 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 improved the symptoms of diabetes, lowered blood glucose, increased bone mineral density, repaired bone morphology, and reduced femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other things. All this prompted the researchers to deduce 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 recorded signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose reduction, symptom decrease, bone mineral density increase, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number drop, and oxidative stress lessening. (8) The rat studies illuminated 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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