Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

West Des Moines chiropractic patient population grows when access to chiropractic coverage grows via insurance coverage. 

 
MORE ACCESS (IE, INSURANCE COVERAGE) TO CAM/CHIROPRACTIC INCREASES USE OF CAM/CHIROPRACTIC

Access increases use. Access via insurance coverage makes a difference in use. Use increases improved clinical outcomes for West Des Moines back pain and neck pain patients. Oregon set out in 2016 to find a way to curb opioid prescriptions for back pain by availing complementary and alternative medicine approaches to Medicaid patients. The outcome? A rise in use of CAM: acupuncture from .3 to 5.6%, chiropractic .3 to 11.1%, massage from 1.6 to 14.8%, PT/OT from 6 to 17.7%. (1) That outcome was in one state. Nationally, the Veterans Health Administration is also working on making these care options more available. The VA is a big healthcare system. Via survey, veterans convey their wish for access to these approaches. With access, veterans showed high usage: 52% used any of these approaches, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Throughout the world, in spite of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues had access to input regarding their spinal conditions by way of the Global Spine Care Initiative which guides doctors and patients for spine pain care via telehealth and live visits. (3) There is expanding access to spine pain patients for care globally, nationally, and locally!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joel Dixon on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help a Vietnam veteran in Australia find back pain relief.

West Des Moines bone, spine and mind benefit from exercise and vitamin B intake.

 
West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
VITAMIN B AND EXERCISE Benefits: SPINE, MIND, BONE

B vitamins are so important for mood, energy, focus, concentration, digestion, and healthy heart muscle, skin, and hair. A deficiency in B vitamins may display itself as constant stress, depression, or chronic fatigue. (4) A report that compared the intake of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in non-depressed and depressed young people found that lower physical activity levels (in steps, duration, and intensity) were associated with higher levels of depressive symptoms. (5) An exercise and fortified milk intervention revealed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to reinforce bone formation and resorption. (6) This is positive in light of treatment and prevention strategies for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue made by chondrocytes. Physical activity is recognized for its ability to offset OA by modulating vitamin B6’s impact on the IL1β inflammatory cytokine of OA. (7) B vitamins exhibit an important role in body and mind functions. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and chat with your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa about other means to raise your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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