August 2021 Healthy News from Pflugerville Wellness Center

Pflugerville chiropractic spinal manipulation care is relieving and cost reducing.  

SPINAL MANIPULATION IS EFFECTIVE AND COST REDUCING FOR SPINE CARE

Pflugerville Wellness Center welcomes all spine pain patients! Spine pain is disconcerting for its sufferers. Pflugerville chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial for many. Though low back pain is a major source of disability around the world, its sufferers who experience persistent or recurrent bouts of low back pain realize that chiropractic maintenance care is effective as it is patient-centered care. (1) Neck pain sufferers, too, discover relief with chiropractic. Neck pain patients treated with spinal manipulation – 90% of which is delivered by chiropractors in the US – had lowered risk by 2.38 times to need escalated 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 less access to chiropractic care had an increase 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 Pflugerville chiropractor is well-skilled in performing spinal manipulation.  Spinal manipulation is and has been recommended as first-line treatment for low back pain. Reviews of Medicare claims point out that chiropractors are the majority of healthcare providers for spinal manipulation and that the overall supply of spinal manipulation providers is dropping. (4) Do not worry! Your hometown, Pflugerville 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.

Pflugerville Wellness Center shares new research on the benefit of adequate B vitamin levels. 

Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

Beneficial B Vitamins

B vitamins are beneficial. B12 deficiency is commonly associated with dementia in patients over 65 years of age. It has also been found in younger people who have normal B12 levels but have a high methylmalonic acid (MMA) level. Testing the MMA level may be a useful test 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 demonstrating potential in the treatment of neuropathic pain and could reduce 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 new study reported that B2 offers anti-itch properties. (7) Are your B levels good? We’ll talk at your next visit!

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

Schedule your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment with Pflugerville Wellness Center for a healthy chat about B vitamins and a healthy session of spine/back/neck pain-relieving spinal manipulation. See you soon! 
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