Fort Wayne Chiropractic Newsletter for November 2016 SPINE PAIN BRINGS PATIENTS TO CHIROPRACTORS Shocked? Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc isn’t! We see spine pain all day long, but research is designed to document what’s known. In a new study of 363 chiropractic patients, researchers found that there is a large range of conditions that bring patients to a chiropractor, but spine and musculoskeletal pain issues are the main ones: 67% of patients list these as the primary reason to go to the chiropractor and 77% as a secondary reason to visit the chiropractor. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc’s chiropractic practice certainly welcomes spine related pain conditions and Fort Wayne back pain sufferers! WHO IS SEEN FIRST WHEN A BACK INJURY HAPPENS? Chiropractors, medical doctors and physiotherapists are typical providers to see when a Fort Wayne back pain injury happens. What makes a work-related back pain sufferer choose one over the other? Age, income, community size, workplace issues, and prior injury. Longer time at a job, higher personal income, prior similar injury experience and a mixed-manual job seem to drive back pain affected workers to a chiropractor first. (2) Whatever the driving force,Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here for work-related Fort Wayne back pain patients with relieving Fort Wayne chiropractic care! VITAMIN C LEVEL EFFECTS BACK PAIN RATE “It’s not just for your immune system anymore…” Nope! Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), or rather the lack of it, leads to poor collagen development (necessary for quality ligaments and tendons and bone) and the occurrence of back pain, neck pain, and low back pain with pain below the knee which is known as sciatica or radicular pain. How many people lack a good level of vitamin C? Many! (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc talks with our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients like you about your vitamin C intake and will work with you to elevate a low vitamin C level as needed. Your immune system and your spine will thank you! CHIROPRACTIC HELP FOR MIGRAINE A study tracked the possibility of reducing a migraine’s duration and effect and found that both were reduced significantly with chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy. Great news! Now, since these researchers were just really trying to see if they could establish a placebo treatment to compare chiropractic treatment to in a future larger study, they suggest that the effect may have just been placebo. (4) Would a Fort Wayne migraine sufferer care if it’s placebo or not if the pain is relieved and duration is shortened? Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc guesses the answer is “not likely”. Fort Wayne migraine sufferers are invited to try the Fort Wayne chiropractic manipulation Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers called Cox Technic for relief. "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."