August 2021 Healthy News from Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

West Des Moines chiropractic spinal manipulation care is relieving and cost effective.  

SPINAL MANIPULATION IS EFFECTIVE AND COST REDUCING FOR SPINE CARE

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa welcomes all spine pain patients! Spine pain is disconcerting for its sufferers. West Des Moines chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial for many. Though low back pain is a major source of disability around the world, its sufferers who experience persistent or recurrent episodes of low back pain realize that chiropractic maintenance care is effective as it is patient-centered care. (1) Neck pain sufferers, too, discover relief with chiropractic. Neck pain patients treated with spinal manipulation – 90% of which is delivered by chiropractors in the US – were found to be 2.38 times less likely to need higher level 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 an increase in visits (32.3 a year) to primary care physicians for spine pain and an increase in spine surgeries (5.5 a year) costing an extra $114,967 per 1000 Medicare beneficiaries and $391 million nationally. (3) Your West Des Moines chiropractor is well-qualified in performing spinal manipulation.  Spinal manipulation is and has been recommended as first-line treatment for low back pain. Reviews of Medicare claims note that chiropractors are the majority of healthcare providers for spinal manipulation and that the general supply of spinal manipulation providers is falling. (4) Don’t worry! Your hometown, West Des Moines chiropractor has no intention of not 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 discusses 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.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents new research on the benefit of adequate B vitamin levels. 

West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

Beneficial B Vitamins

B vitamins are beneficial. B12 deficiency is commonly associated with dementia in patients over 65 years of age. It has also been found in young people who have normal B12 levels but their methylmalonic acid (MMA) level is high. Checking 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 lessen the required doses of analgesic drugs. (6) Riboflavin (B2) in foods and via supplements is renowned for its antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory effects among others. A recent study reported that B2 offers anti-itch properties. (7) How are your B levels? Let’s talk at your next visit!

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for a healthy discussion about B vitamins and a healthy session of spine/back/neck pain-reducing spinal manipulation. See you then! 
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