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December 2021 Healthy News from Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

The Ashburn 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 Ashburn cervicogenic headache sufferers would likely want to try a non-surgical option before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that starts in the neck and is perceived to be in the head or face. Decreased range of motion in the neck is common. (1) Medicine proposes surgical options. One is the removal of one or two cervical discs in patients who haven’t responded to previous 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 DRG - is being performed, striving for a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months after surgery. (3) Chiropractic offers non-surgical approaches like manipulation and mobilization. These are often 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 to relieve cervicogenic headache reported that both had similar effects on disability, pain, global rating of change, and cervical range of motion. (5) One case report of a patient suffering with cervicogenic headache as well as a lower cervical disc herniation explained how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment delivered relief. (6) Your chiropractor offers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Ashburn 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 pain reducing treatment of neck pain and headache with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

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

The benefits of chondroitin sulfate keep being documented! The latest information reveals its influence on diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis. Diabetic osteoporosis is linked to morbidity and disability in its sufferers. New rat studies showed some promising help. The antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritis and hypoglycemic effects of chondroitin sulfate were documented after 8 weeks of oral administration that improved the symptoms of diabetes, decreased blood glucose, elevated bone mineral density, repaired bone morphology, and reduced femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other things. All this provoked the researchers to deduce that chondroitin sulfate can effectively prevent bone loss caused by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study revealed similar outcomes. After administering chondroitin sulfate for 10 weeks, researchers found signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose decrease, symptom reduction, bone mineral density elevation, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number decrease, and oxidative stress alleviation. (8) The rat studies illuminated the potential for human benefit. Chondroitin sulfate’s benefits for back pain, disc health, and bone health support our inclusion of nutrition in the chiropractic treatment plan!

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