December 2021 Healthy News from The Novelli Wellness Center

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

What sounds good to you? Most Buffalo, NY cervicogenic headache sufferers often would like to try a non-surgical option before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that starts in the neck and is felt to be in the head or face. Reduced neck range of motion is typical. (1) Medicine offers 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 DRG - is being performed, pursuing a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months after surgery. (3) Chiropractic uses 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 compared to control subjects. (4) A study assessing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization in relieving 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 explained how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment delivered relief. (6) Your chiropractor offers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Buffalo, NY 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.

The Novelli Wellness Center shares new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

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

The benefits of chondroitin sulfate continue to be documented! The latest information reveals its influence on diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis. Diabetic osteoporosis is linked to 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 seen after 8 weeks of oral administration that bettered the symptoms of diabetes, lowered blood glucose, increased bone mineral density, repaired bone morphology, and lowered femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other benefits. All this provoked the researchers to infer that chondroitin sulfate can efficiently prevent bone loss caused by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study found similar outcomes. After administering chondroitin sulfate for 10 weeks, researchers recorded signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose drop, symptom decrease, bone mineral density elevation, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number decrease, and oxidative stress alleviation. (8) The rat studies elucideated 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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