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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

Ashburn 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 brings about use. Use fosters improved clinical outcomes for Ashburn 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 outcome? 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 outcome 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 big healthcare system. Via survey, veterans convey their wish for access to these methods. With access, veterans reported high usage: 52% used any of these CAM techniques, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Globally, in spite of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues had access to input about their spinal conditions by way of the Global Spine Care Initiative which directs doctors and patients regarding spine pain care via live and telehealth visits. (3) There is expanding access to care for spine pain patients 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 assist a Vietnam veteran in Australia realize back pain relief.

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

 
Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
VITAMIN B AND EXERCISE Benefits: SPINE, MIND, BONE

B vitamins are vital for concentration, mood, focus, energy, digestion, and healthy heart muscle, skin, and hair. A deficiency in B vitamins may show itself as constant stress, depression, or chronic fatigue. (4) A report compared the intake of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in non-depressed and depressed young people. The researchers found that lower physical activity levels (in steps, duration, and intensity) were associated with higher levels of symptoms of depression. (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 beneficial in light of treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the destruction of cartilage, the connective tissue made by chondrocytes. Physical activity is recognized for its ability to counter 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 Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn about other ways to boost your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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