Fort Wayne Chiropractic Newsletter for May 2015 MRIs May Mislead!Chiropractors Look to the Body for Answers.MRI images can be misleading! In this study, 11.2% of patients who complain of pain on one side actually have MRIs showing herniations on the other side! The researchers suggest “further investigation to avoid missing the diagnosis and treatment failure” for back pain. (1) Of course! Your Fort Wayne chiropractor knows to rely on clinical examination findings - how your body is responding - and correlate with MRI images. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is the back pain specialist to see! The body tells so much more than an image! Astronauts' Discs Swell; Our Discs Deflate.Both Lead to Back Pain! In space, astronauts get back pain when they come back to Earth due to the unloaded conditions of spaceflight. Their discs get too much decompression as their spinal discs swell. (2) We non-space traveling humans in Fort Wayne lose disc height due to too much compression. Fortunately, your Fort Wayne chiropractor is here to help decompress painful discs for pain relief with Cox Technic! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc can help! Ab Strength Related to Quality of LifeSo why are exercises recommended for back pain? Interestingly, a study report that older adults with lumbar spine osteoarthritis have a better quality of life when they have great abdominal muscle strength. (3) That’s (at least one reason!) why [[comapnyname]] recommends exercises as part of your overall chiropractic treatment plan! Are you doing yours? Got D? Vitamin D and Aging Vitamin D deficiency is not new news. Vitamin D deficiency isn’t going away either. Nutrition is important. New reports are focusing on how it is associated with diseases of aging like cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. Older folks are at risk for lower levels of vitamin D due to decreased ability to absorb it through the skin and lower dietary intake. (4) So how is your vitamin D intake and level? Let’s check at your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today! "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."