December 2021 Healthy News from Back And Neck Care Center

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

Which would you choose? Most Severna Park cervicogenic headache sufferers would likely want to try a non-surgical option before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that begins in the neck and is sensed to be in the head or face. Decreased neck range of motion is common. (1) Medicine offers surgical options. One is the removal of one or two cervical discs in patients who haven’t responded to previous treatments that was shown to result 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 DRG - 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 many times effective for the relief or improvement of cervicogenic headache or reduction of symptoms when contrasted with control subjects. (4) A study assessing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization in relieving cervicogenic headache found that both had comparable effects on disability, pain, global rating of change, and cervical range of motion. (5) A case report of a patient who suffered with cervicogenic headache as well as a lower cervical disc herniation explained how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment produced relief. (6) Your chiropractor offers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Severna Park 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 relieving treatment of neck pain and headache with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Back And Neck Care Center presents new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

Severna Park 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 sufferers. New rat studies revealed 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, increased bone mineral density, restored bone morphology, and reduced femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other things. All this provoked the researchers to conclude that chondroitin sulfate can efficiently avert bone loss caused by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study found similar benefits. After administering chondroitin sulfate for 10 weeks, researchers documented signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose decrease, symptom decrease, bone mineral density increase, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number decrease, and oxidative stress lessening. (8) The rat studies shed light on 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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