April 2020 Healthy News from Pflugerville Wellness Center

Pflugerville chiropractic care at Pflugerville Wellness Center is prepared for the pandemic of low back pain.  

THE PANDEMIC OF LOW BACK PAIN

Here’s a pandemic chiropractic is built for: low back pain! A recent study in Healthcare journal reports that “Low back pain is a pandemic and costly musculoskeletal condition in the United States.” This report compared the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic and physical therapy for low back pain. Interestingly, their next study is set to reveal if they reduce the need for more costly health services like surgery, injections, and ER visits. For the moment, though, they discovered that the total average cost was $48.56 less for chiropractic care than PT and the daily adjusted life years was 0.0043 higher for chiropractic than PT patients. They concluded that chiropractic was shown to be a cost-effective means to ease low back pain in adults with at least 3 weeks of low back pain over 6 months. (1) Come to Pflugerville Wellness Center to find out for yourself! Bring your Pflugerville low back pain to Pflugerville Wellness Center. Chiropractic care and your Pflugerville chiropractor are prepared to fight and conquer the pandemic of low back pain.

Pflugerville diabetic patients with neuropathy may benefit from checking their B vitamin deficiency.

Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

B Vitamins for Diabetic Neuropathy

Chronic diabetic neuropathic pain is a challenge. Inflammation plays a part. Spinal proinflammatory cytokines play a role. A recent report about rats demonstrated that B vitamins not only suppress but significantly subdue this pain by suppressing the proinflammatory cytokines. (2) Unfortunately, vitamin B12 deficiency is very common among type II diabetic patients who are prescribed metformin, a common diabetic drug. (3) Researchers noted links to anemia and neuropathy with metformin use in diabetic patients. (4) Pflugerville Wellness Center recommends that our diabetic patients are urged to check their vitamin B levels! B vitamins are quite important for health!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he imparts information on how the immune system works as well as how spinal manipulation affects neuropathic pain pathways.

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Schedule your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today with Pflugerville Wellness Center for your low back pain, neuropathy and spinal health! We are looking forward to your visit soon!

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