August 2021 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc SPINAL MANIPULATION IS EFFECTIVE AND COST REDUCING FOR SPINE CARE Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc welcomes all spine pain patients! We know the frustration that comes with spine pain. Fort Wayne chiropractic spinal manipulation helps. Though low back pain is a major cause of disability globally, its sufferers who have recurrent or persistent bouts of low back pain report that chiropractic maintenance care is effective as it is patient-centered care. (1) Neck pain sufferers, too, report benefit with chiropractic. Neck pain patients treated with spinal manipulation – 90% of which is delivered by chiropractors in the US – had lowered risk by 2.38 times to need higher level and more expensive care like imaging, injection, emergency room or surgery (just 26%) than patients who were treated with other kinds of care (46%). (2) A recent study of Medicare patient claims states that patients who had reduced access to chiropractic care had an increase in visits (32.3 a year) to primary care physicians for spine pain and an increase in spine surgeries (5.5 a year) costing an extra $114,967 per 1000 Medicare beneficiaries and $391 million nationally. (3) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is well-qualified in delivering spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is and has been advised as first-line treatment for low back pain. Reviews of Medicare claims note that chiropractors are the majority of healthcare providers for spinal manipulation and that the general supply of spinal manipulation providers is falling. (4) Do not worry! Your hometown, Fort Wayne chiropractor has no intention of not providing pain-relieving spinal manipulation, particularly the gentle, research-supported Cox® Technic style of spinal manipulation. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the place of spinal manipulation in the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for the relief of spinal stenosis, a common spine pain condition in the over-65 age group. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Beneficial B Vitamins B vitamins are beneficial. B12 deficiency is often associated with dementia in patients over 65 years of age. It has also been seen in younger people who have normal B12 levels but have a high methylmalonic acid (MMA) level. Testing the MMA level may be a useful test in patients with symptoms that seem unconnected as in one patient with neuropathy, depression and stomach issues who was found to have a high MMA. (5) Biotin (B7) supplementation is demonstrating potential in the treatment of neuropathic pain and could reduce the necessary doses of analgesic drugs. (6) Riboflavin (B2) in foods and via supplements is renowned for its antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory effects among others. A recent study found that B2 to be anti-itch. (7) How are your B levels? Let’s talk at your next visit! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Set up your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for a healthy talk about B vitamins and a healthy session of spine/back/neck pain-reducing spinal manipulation. See 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. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."