April 2020 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC THE PANDEMIC OF LOW BACK PAIN Here’s a pandemic chiropractic is made for: low back pain! A new study in Healthcare journal reports that “Low back pain is a pandemic and costly musculoskeletal condition in the United States.” This study looked at the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic and physical therapy for low back pain. Curiously, their next study is set to ascertain if they reduce the need for expensive health services like surgery, injections, and ER visits. For now, though, they found that the total average cost was $48.56 lower for chiropractic care than PT and the daily adjusted life years was 0.0043 greater for chiropractic than PT patients. They concluded that chiropractic was shown to be a cost-effective means to help adults with at least 3 weeks of low back pain over 6 months. (1) Come to Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC to find out for yourself! Bring your Fort Wayne low back pain to Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. Chiropractic care and your Fort Wayne chiropractor are prepared to fight and overcome the pandemic of low back pain. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: B Vitamins for Diabetic Nerve Pain Chronic diabetic neuropathic pain is tough. Inflammation has a part. Spinal proinflammatory cytokines have a part. A recent report about rats showed that B vitamins not only suppress but significantly subdue this pain by suppressing the proinflammatory cytokines. (2) Unfortunately, vitamin B12 deficiency is very common in type II diabetic patients who are prescribed metformin, a common diabetic drug. (3) Researchers found associations of anemia and neuropathy with metformin use in diabetic patients. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC recommends that our diabetic patients are urged to test their vitamin B levels! B vitamins are very important for health! Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents research on how the immune system works as well as how spinal manipulation influences neuropathic pain pathways. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Arrange your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC for your low back pain, neuropathy and spinal health! We are looking forward to seeing you soon! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."