December 2021 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE – Surgery or Manipulation? Which would you choose? Most Fort Wayne cervicogenic headache sufferers often would like to try a non-surgical approach before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that starts in the neck and is sensed to be in the head or face. Decreased neck range of motion is typical. (1) Medicine offers surgical options. One is removing one or two cervical discs in patients unresponsive to prior treatments that was shown to result in 63%/64% of unilateral/bilateral cervicogenic headache relief or improvement at 19.8 and 25.5 months. (2) Another surgical approach - pulsed radiofrequency ablation of the C2 dorsal root ganglion - is being done, pursuing a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months post-surgery. (3) Chiropractic offers non-surgical approaches like manipulation and mobilization. These are often effective for the relief or improvement of cervicogenic headache or reduction of symptoms when contrasted with control subjects. (4) A study assessing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization for the relief of cervicogenic headache found that both had similar effects on disability, pain, global rating of change, and cervical range of motion. (5) A case report of a patient who suffered with cervicogenic headache as well as a lower cervical disc herniation described how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment delivered relief. (6) Your chiropractor delivers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Fort Wayne neck pain and related headache. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his pain reducing treatment of neck pain and headache with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Chondroitin Sulfate for Bone Health and Relief of Diabetic Osteoporosis The benefits of chondroitin sulfate continue to be documented! The latest work involves its influence on diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis. Diabetic osteoporosis is linked to morbidity and disability in its subjects. New rat studies revealed some promising help. The antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritis and hypoglycemic effects of chondroitin sulfate were documented after 8 weeks of oral administration that improved the symptoms of diabetes, reduced blood glucose, elevated bone mineral density, repaired bone morphology, and reduced femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other things. All this provoked the researchers to deduce that chondroitin sulfate can effectively avert bone loss brought on by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study revealed similar benefits. After administering chondroitin sulfate for 10 weeks, researchers found signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose drop, symptom reduction, bone mineral density elevation, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number decrease, and oxidative stress easing. (8) The rat studies illuminated the potential for human benefit. Chondroitin sulfate’s benefits for back pain, disc health, and bone health support our discussion of the importance of nutrition in the chiropractic treatment plan! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Manipulation and nutrition are two of our most appreciated offerings! "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."