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Healthy Chiropractic News February 2021

Montreal chiropractic patient population expands when access to chiropractic coverage expands via insurance coverage. 

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

Access boosts use. Access via insurance coverage brings about use. Use increases improved clinical outcomes for Montreal 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 result? An increase 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. Throughout the US, the Veterans Health Administration is also putting effort into availing veterans of these care options. The VA is a large healthcare system. Via survey, veterans convey their desire for access to these approaches. With access, veterans showed high usage: 52% used any of these CAM methods, 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% meditation, 25% yoga. (2) Throughout the world, despite COVID lockdowns and restrictions, patients with spine-related issues maintained access to input regarding their spine conditions via the Global Spine Care Initiative which directs doctors and patients regarding spine pain care via live and telehealth appointments. (3) There is expanding access to care for spine pain patients 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 assist a Vietnam veteran in Australia experience back pain relief.

Montreal bone, spine and mind benefit from B vitamin intake and exercise.

 
Montreal 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 study compared the intake of tryptophan and/or vitamin B6 foods and exercise in depressed and non-depressed young people. The researchers discovered that lower physical activity levels (in steps, duration, and intensity) were linked to higher levels of symptoms of depression. (5) An exercise and fortified milk intervention exposed improvement in vitamin B-12 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to reinforce bone formation and resorption. (6) This is positive considering osteoarthritis (OA) treatment and prevention. OA is the degradation of cartilage, the connective tissue produced by chondrocytes. Physical activity is recognized for its ability to offset OA by modulating vitamin B6’s influence on the IL1β inflammatory cytokine of OA. (7) B vitamins playperform a crucial role in body and mind functions. Eat some salmon, chicken, eggs, leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and Greek yogurt, and talk with your Montreal chiropractor at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic about other means to raise your exercise and vitamin B levels.

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