Fort Wayne Chiropractic Newsletter for December 2016Chiropractic Cares for Spine Pain What usually brings people to the chiropractor? The spine, spine pain or spine related pain. Chiropractors play a well-recognized role as spine care providers in the greater health care system. Insurance, regulatory, and educational bodies reimburse, regulate, and produce graduates focused on spine care from examination and diagnosis to treatment. (1) Society sees chiropractic as spine care professionals often more clearly than does chiropractic itself (2) though your Fort Wayne chiropractor knows spine care is the forte of clinical practice at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC! Once the spine pain issue is calmed, we work with you on issues of health and well-being. Chondroitin and Glucosamine SulfateBenefits for Cartilage and Cancer Risk ReductionGlucosamine (GS) and chondroitin sulfate (CS) are common supplement recommendations and for good reason. CS is a natural glycosaminoglycan found in the cartilage and extracellular matrix. It shows clinical benefits in symptomatic osteoarthritis of the finger, knee, hip joints, low back, facial joints and other diseases due to its anti-inflammatory activity. (3) Recent studies suggest that use of GS and CS may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 45% in users who take them 4 or more days a week for three years or more. (4,5) A high 10-years use of glucosamine reportedly reduces lung cancer risk. (6) Amazing information for these common supplements that initially came out just to help cartilage and disc! Let’s talk about glucosamine and chondroitin and the supplements available at your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment! Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is up on the highest quality nutritional supplements available. Oh, Those High Heels Look So Fine! They are a fashion statement, yes, especially this time of year! Wearing them increases the flexion of knees and ankles and even affects the curve of the neck since the body’s center of gravity is off! High heel wearers tend to report neck pain, low back pain and knee pain when they wear high heels a lot. (7) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC appreciates the beauty of these shoes but also wants to forewarn our Fort Wayne females of their disadvantages…and invite you to see Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC when they bother your spine! Our Cox Technic spinal manipulation is gentle and relieving! Vitamins B and D Are Important as We Age Vitamins B and D influence diseases that often come with aging. Low levels of Vitamin D may be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease. (8) Taking NSAIDS for low back pain often cause adverse effects which can be counterbalanced by adding B-group vitamins - artrozan (meloxicam) and cyanocobalamine (B-group vitamin complex - to the treatment plan. (9) B-vitamins are garnering much interest from researchers. Low levels of folate and related B-vitamins (and/or high levels of homocysteine) point to higher levels of degenerative diseases like cardiovascular disease, cognitive dysfunction, and osteoporosis. The good news is if B vitamins are supplemented, they seem to have a preventative effect. (10) That’s what Fort Wayne chiropractic care is all about at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC – prevention whenever possible! We can help set up a nutrition plan just for you. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC wishes you the happiest of holidays and the best of health in 2017!Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC to arrange your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit! "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."