GENTLE IS BEST
Chronic low back pain reacts more positively to gentle spinal manipulation than more forceful. A new research paper reports that for chronic low back pain patients, gentle flexion-distraction (aka Cox® Technic) is superior to high velocity low amplitude thrust (HVLA), a common form of manipulation. The randomized clinical trial found via numerous different tests that flexion distraction improved patient Visual Analog Scale ratings of pain along with Oswestry Disability Index ratings of disability. The bottom line is that for chronic low back pain patients, flexion distraction produced more improvements in pain and function than HVLA. (1) It’s not surprising that Moriarty Chiropractic values Cox® Technic! It’s gentle and useful for chronic back pain as well as neck pain, sciatica, radicular arm pain and many more spine pain conditions.
Nashua CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: B Vitamins Vital Through All Life Stages
Nashua chiropractic patients: Pay attention to your folate and B-vitamin status throughout life! Your Nashua chiropractor will help you. Folic acid (vitamin B9) is recommended to all pregnant women to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in babies. Low vitamin B12 status is associated with an increased chance of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. For some people, making sure that ideal vitamin B status may be harder than for others. Older folks just do not absorb it optimally. A genetic variant (MRHFR) that is a common folate B9 polymorphism is connected to conditions like stroke. Good news! Of late a distinctive interaction with riboflavin (vitamin B2) decreases the risk of hypertension. (2) How’s your B status? Let’s find out! Moriarty Chiropractic will be ready to address any concerns you may have about vitamin B and spinal nutrition.
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