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December 2021 Healthy News from Spinal Care Clinic

The Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic manipulation and mobilization show benefit for relief of cervicogenic headache as an option to surgery for its relief.
 
CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE – Surgery or Manipulation?

What sounds good to you? Most Burlington and Hamilton cervicogenic headache sufferers would likely want to try a non-surgical approach before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that begins in the neck and is felt to be in the head or face. Reduced neck range of motion is common. (1) Medicine proposes surgical options. One is the removal of one or two cervical discs in patients unresponsive to previous treatments resulting in 63%/64% of unilateral/bilateral cervicogenic headache relief or improvement at 19.8 and 25.5 months. (2) Another surgical approach - pulsed radiofrequency ablation of the C2 dorsal root ganglion - is being done, pursuing a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months after surgery. (3) Chiropractic offers non-surgical approaches like manipulation and mobilization. These are often effective for the relief or improvement of cervicogenic headache or reduction of symptoms when contrasted with control subjects. (4) A study comparing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization to relieve cervicogenic headache found that both had similar effects on disability, pain, global rating of change, and cervical range of motion. (5) A case report of a patient suffering with cervicogenic headache along with a lower cervical disc herniation described how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment produced relief. (6) Your chiropractor delivers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Burlington and Hamilton neck pain and related headache.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his pain reducing treatment of neck pain and headache with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Spinal Care Clinic shares new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Chondroitin Sulfate for Bone Health and Relief of Diabetic Osteoporosis

The benefits of chondroitin sulfate keep coming! The latest information reveals its influence on diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis. Diabetic osteoporosis is associated with morbidity and disability in its subjects. New rat studies showed some promising help. The antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritis and hypoglycemic effects of chondroitin sulfate were documented after 8 weeks of oral administration that bettered the symptoms of diabetes, reduced blood glucose, elevated bone mineral density, restored bone morphology, and decreased femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other things. All this provoked the researchers to infer that chondroitin sulfate can effectively prevent bone loss brought on by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study revealed similar outcomes. After administering chondroitin sulfate for 10 weeks, researchers recorded signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose reduction, symptom reduction, bone mineral density increase, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number reduction, and oxidative stress lessening. (8) The rat studies illuminated the potential for human benefit. Chondroitin sulfate’s benefits for back pain, disc health, and bone health support our inclusion of nutrition in the chiropractic treatment plan!

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