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Healthy News - January 2021

The work expands for coverage of chiropractic care for the benefits it offers Toronto chiropractic patients. 

CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS AND COVERAGE

Federally directed insurance coverage for chiropractic care tends to limit chiropractic regardless of the benefits chiropractic affords recipients. For example, chiropractic care for Medicare recipients seeking care from chiropractors for back pain is merely covered for spinal manipulation even though a lack of evidence showing a rise in serious risks related to chiropractic care of neck or back pain for these Medicare patients. Actually, research has shown that chiropractic care sped up recovery, decreased the number of back surgeries in a year, decreased opioid-linked disability, shrank the number of falls and traumatic injuries, slowed the decline in activities of daily living and disability over time, and reduced costs and medical doctor visits for low back pain. (1) Another example is that even though new professional and insurance guidelines for clinical decision-making regarding back pain care, the Federal Employees Compensation Act still necessitates x-rays for chiropractic care to be reimbursed for care. (2) Rather than imaging today, other less expensive and more effective ways are research-documented to ascertain if spinal manipulation is appropriate. Researchers are so experienced that they are now able to predict which low back pain patients will respond to spinal manipulation as a nonpharmacologic intervention recommended in clinical care guidelines today and by how much depending on factors like medication and exercise expectation, pain frequency, height, gender, extension ability, response to STarT Back Tool questionnaire. (3) The benefits of chiropractic care continue to grow and to be documented, primed for recognition by providers as they are already recognized by Toronto back and neck pain patient recipients. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre provides pain-relieving care despite the payment system.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help a patient experiencing sciatic leg pain find relief. 
 
Toronto health benefits from glucosamine use include reduced overall early mortality and mortality from cardiovascular issues.

Toronto CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Not Just for The Disc Anymore!

Taking glucosamine/chondroitin supplements is more and more described as positive. A new paper states that using this combination reduced overall risk of early death about as efficiently as regular exercise. (The authors do not recommend not exercising though!) (4) Another study of 77,510 supplement users found that people who took glucosamine (alone or with chondroitin) were found to have a significantly lower risk of death. Further, current users had a significantly lower risk of death from cancer. (5) Even more specifically, regular use of glucosamine was associated with a significantly lower risk of total cardiovascular disease issues and death, coronary heart disease and stroke. (6) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has indeed recognized the beneficial use of glucosamine and chondroitin to care for degenerative discs related to back pain and neck pain. These additional benefits just raise the bar for the benefit of glucosamine and chondroitin. Are you taking yours? Let us talk at your next Toronto chiropractic visit!

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