SPINAL MANIPULATION IS EFFECTIVE AND COST REDUCING FOR SPINE CARE
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic welcomes all spine pain patients! We know the frustration that comes with spine pain. Augusta chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial for many. Though low back pain is a major cause of disability around the world, its sufferers who experience persistent or recurrent bouts of low back pain realize that chiropractic maintenance care is worthwhile as it is patient-centered care. (1) Neck pain sufferers, too, find help with chiropractic. Neck pain patients who undergo spinal manipulation – 90% of which is delivered by chiropractors in the US – were found to be 2.38 times less likely to need escalated and costly care like imaging, injection, emergency room or surgery (just 26%) than patients who were treated with other type of care (46%). (2) A new study of Medicare patient claims reveals that patients who had less access to chiropractic care had a rise in visits (32.3 a year) to primary care physicians for spine pain and a rise in spine surgeries (5.5 a year) costing an extra $114,967 per 1000 Medicare beneficiaries and $391 million nationally. (3) Your Augusta chiropractor is well-skilled in delivering spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is and has been recommended as first-line treatment for low back pain. Reviews of Medicare claims point out that chiropractors are the majority of healthcare providers for spinal manipulation and that the general supply of spinal manipulation providers is falling. (4) Have no fear! Your hometown, Augusta chiropractor does not intend to stop providing pain-relieving spinal manipulation, especially the gentle, research-backed Cox® Technic style of spinal manipulation.
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents research on the place of spinal manipulation in the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for the relief of spinal stenosis, a common spine pain condition in the over-65 age group.
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Beneficial B Vitamins
The benefits of B vitamins is undeniable. B12 deficiency is often linked with dementia in patients over 65 years of age. It’s also been found in younger people who have normal B12 levels but have a high methylmalonic acid (MMA) level. Testing the MMA level may be a useful test in patients with symptoms that seem unrelated as in one patient with neuropathy, depression and stomach issues who was found to have a high MMA. (5) Biotin (B7) supplementation is demonstrating potential in the treatment of neuropathic pain and could reduce the required doses of analgesic drugs. (6) Riboflavin (B2) in foods and via supplements is known for its antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory effects among others. A new study reported that B2 offers anti-itch properties. (7) Are your B levels good? Let’s talk at your next visit!
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for a healthy talk about B vitamins and a healthy session of spine/back/neck pain-reducing spinal manipulation. See you then!