Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

Baton Rouge chiropractic patient population expands 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 increases better clinical outcomes for Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients. Oregon set out in 2016 to find a way 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: acupuncture from .3 to 5.6%, chiropractic .3 to 11.1%, 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 large healthcare system. Via survey, veterans convey their wish 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) Throughout the world, in spite of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues maintained access to input about their spine conditions via the Global Spine Care Initiative which steers doctors and patients regarding spine pain care via telehealth and live appointments. (3) There is growing access to spine 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 experience back pain relief.

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

 
Baton Rouge 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 study that compared the consumption of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in non-depressed and depressed young people found that lower physical activity levels (in steps, duration, and intensity) were linked to higher levels of depressive symptoms. (5) An exercise and fortified milk intervention revealed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to reinforce bone formation and resorption. (6) This is positive considering osteoarthritis (OA) treatment and prevention. OA is the degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue made by chondrocytes. Physical activity is known for its ability to counter OA by modulating vitamin B6’s impact on the IL1β inflammatory cytokine of OA. (7) B vitamins exhibit an important role in body and mind functions. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and chat with your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation about other ways to enhance your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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