December 2021 Healthy News from Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

The West Des Moines chiropractic manipulation and mobilization show benefit for relief of cervicogenic headache as an option to surgery for its relief.
 
CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE – Surgery or Manipulation?

Which would you choose? Most West Des Moines cervicogenic headache sufferers would likely want to try a non-surgical option before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that begins in the neck and is sensed to be in the head or face. Reduced neck range of motion is common. (1) Medicine proposes surgical options. One is removing one or two cervical discs in patients unresponsive to prior treatments resulting in 63%/64% of unilateral/bilateral cervicogenic headache relief or improvement at 19.8 and 25.5 months. (2) Another surgical approach - pulsed radiofrequency ablation of the C2 dorsal root ganglion - is being performed, seeking a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months post-surgery. (3) Chiropractic offers non-surgical approaches like manipulation and mobilization. These are many times effective in relieving or improving cervicogenic headache or reducing symptoms when contrasted with control subjects. (4) A study comparing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization in relieving cervicogenic headache found that both had similar effects on disability, pain, global rating of change, and cervical range of motion. (5) One case report of a patient who suffered with cervicogenic headache along with a lower cervical disc herniation explained how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment produced relief. (6) Your chiropractor delivers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for West Des Moines neck pain and related headache.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his pain reducing treatment of neck pain and headache with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Chondroitin Sulfate for Bone Health and Relief of Diabetic Osteoporosis

The benefits of chondroitin sulfate keep coming! The latest work involves its influence on diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis. Diabetic osteoporosis is linked to morbidity and disability in its subjects. New rat studies revealed some promising help. The antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritis and hypoglycemic effects of chondroitin sulfate were seen after 8 weeks of oral administration that improved the symptoms of diabetes, reduced blood glucose, increased bone mineral density, repaired bone morphology, and lowered femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other benefits. All this provoked the researchers to infer that chondroitin sulfate can efficiently avert bone loss brought on by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study found similar benefits. After administering chondroitin sulfate for 10 weeks, researchers found signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose reduction, symptom decrease, bone mineral density elevation, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number drop, and oxidative stress lessening. (8) The rat studies elucideated the potential for human benefit. Chondroitin sulfate’s benefits for back pain, disc health, and bone health support our discussion of the importance of nutrition in the chiropractic treatment plan!

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