Healthy News October 2018 Manage Musculoskeletal Pain To Avoid Chronic Disease CARE FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN EARLY TO AVOID CHRONIC DISEASES LATER Musculoskeletal conditions, Fort Wayne back pain, neck pain and osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, may precede chronic disease like cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease or obesity. For instance, those|Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with osteoarthritis seem to have an elevated risk of getting cardiovascular disease. The latest study reports that those who have musculoskeletal conditions enjoy a 17% increased risk of getting a chronic disease. (1) What do the study’s researchers propose? Manage musculoskeletal diseases early on in their development. Preventing and taking care of these musculoskeletal conditions in a timely fashion may help prevent the development of chronic diseases later. Just what the connection is between musculoskeletal conditions and chronic disease risk is not yet known. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc urges you to take care of your Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain issues sooner than later and is here to help our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients! Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about chronic back pain and its Fort Wayne chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System. TIP OF THE MONTH: How Is Your Vitamin B12 Level? Vitamin B12 keeps the nerves and blood cells healthy. Mild B12 deficiency may be unnoticed. More advanced B12 deficiency may result in anemia, tiredness, pale skin, appetite drop, constipation, diarrhea, heart palpitations, etc. One bothersome condition related to B12 deficiency is subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord after nitrous oxide anesthesia. (2) Improving B12 status can help. B12 may be received orally or via injection. One injection study revealed that B12 relieved low back pain and disability and lowered patients’ use of paracetamol for pain relief. (3) B12 deficiency may be avoided by having meat, poultry, seafood, dairy products, and eggs or taking B12 supplements. Talk with your Fort Wayne chiropractor about the best way for you to maintain a healthy B12 status! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Thank you for trusting Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc with your health and recommending Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to your friends and family! Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today to schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment. "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."