SPINAL MANIPULATION IS EFFECTIVE AND COST REDUCING FOR SPINE CARE
Moriarty Chiropractic welcomes all spine pain patients! Spine pain is unwelcome by its sufferers. Nashua chiropractic spinal manipulation helps. Though low back pain is a major cause of disability globally, its sufferers who have recurrent or persistent episodes of low back pain report that chiropractic maintenance care is beneficial as it is patient-centered care. (1) Neck pain sufferers, too, report benefit with chiropractic. Neck pain patients who undergo spinal manipulation – 90% of which is delivered by chiropractors in the US – had lowered risk by 2.38 times to need higher level and more expensive 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 reduced access to chiropractic care had an uptick 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 Nashua chiropractor is well-skilled in performing spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is and has been advised 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 overall supply of spinal manipulation providers is falling. (4) Don’t worry! Your hometown, Nashua 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 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.
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Beneficial B Vitamins
The benefits of B vitamins is undeniable. B12 deficiency is commonly linked with dementia in patients 65 years old and over. It has also been found in younger people who have normal B12 levels but their methylmalonic acid (MMA) level is high. Checking the MMA level may be considered in patients with symptoms that seem unrelated as in one patient with neuropathy, depression and stomach issues who tested a high level of MMA. (5) Biotin (B7) supplementation is showing 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 known for its antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory effects among others. A recent 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-relieving spinal manipulation. See you then!