December 2021 Healthy News from Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

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

Which would you choose? Most Pensacola cervicogenic headache sufferers often would like to try a non-surgical approach before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that starts in the neck and is sensed to be in the head or face. Decreased range of motion in the neck is typical. (1) Medicine proposes surgical options. One is the removal of one or two cervical discs in patients unresponsive to prior 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 DRG - is being performed, seeking a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months post-surgery. (3) Chiropractic uses non-surgical approaches like manipulation and mobilization. These are many times effective in relieving or improving cervicogenic headache or reducing symptoms when contrasted with control subjects. (4) A study comparing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization for the relief of cervicogenic headache reported 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 detailed how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment produced relief. (6) Your chiropractor delivers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Pensacola 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.

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center presents new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

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

The benefits of chondroitin sulfate keep being documented! The latest information reveals its influence on diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis. Diabetic osteoporosis is linked to morbidity and disability in its subjects. New rat studies revealed some promising help. The antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritis and hypoglycemic effects of chondroitin sulfate were seen after 8 weeks of oral administration that improved the symptoms of diabetes, reduced blood glucose, elevated bone mineral density, restored bone morphology, and reduced femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other things. All this provoked the researchers to infer that chondroitin sulfate can effectively prevent bone loss caused by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study revealed 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 drop, and oxidative stress alleviation. (8) The rat studies illuminated the potential for human benefit. Chondroitin sulfate’s benefits for back pain, disc health, and bone health support our discussion of the importance of nutrition in the chiropractic treatment plan!

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