MORE ACCESS (IE, INSURANCE COVERAGE) TO CAM/CHIROPRACTIC INCREASES USE OF CAM/CHIROPRACTIC
Access boosts use. Access via insurance coverage brings about use. Use increases better clinical outcomes for Easley 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? A rise 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. Nationally, 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 express 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 regarding their spine conditions by way of the Global Spine Care Initiative which guides doctors and patients for spine pain care via telehealth and live appointments. (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 help a Vietnam veteran in Australia discover back pain relief.
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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 intake of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in depressed and non-depressed young people. The researchers 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 positive in light of osteoarthritis (OA) treatment and prevention. OA is the degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue produced by chondrocytes. Physical activity is recognized for its ability to offset OA by modulating vitamin B6’s influence on the IL1β inflammatory cytokine of OA. (7) B vitamins playperform a crucial role in the functioning of mind and body. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and chat with your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic about other means to enhance your exercise and vitamin B levels.
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