July 2022 Healthy News from The Novelli Wellness Center

The Buffalo, NY chiropractic care offers spinal manipulation which research is describing as beneficial for pain relief, improved quality of life, and reduced risk of prescription medication use and excess testing. 

SPINAL MANIPULATION: A Beneficial Choice for Relief of Back Pain, Better Quality of Life, Reduced Risk of Tests and Prescriptions

Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) is a choice when it comes to options for managing back pain, a choice not all back pain patients are aware of but may want to be. In an analysis of 83,025 insurance back pain claims, 28% of the patients were treated with SMT. Of them, 24% underwent SMT initially, 4% delayed using SMT, and 72% didn’t undergo SMT at all. Treating initial back pain episodes with spinal manipulation decreased the risk of imaging studies, injection procedures, and/or back surgery by close to 30% compared with not receiving spinal manipulation treatment. Delayed SMT also raised the risk for these procedures. (1) A review of older Medicare chronic low back pain sufferers who received long-term care with SMT revealed that they reported higher health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care than those who had long-term care with prescription drug therapy. (2) Older Medicare chronic low back pain patients who initially chose opioid analgesic therapy experienced a higher rate of adverse drug events than the patients who chose SMT care. (3) Spinal manipulation is our forte! Delivering gentle, research-documented spinal manipulation in the form of gentle, well-investigated Cox® Technic is our choice. Come feel it!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the latest spine research regarding the most advantageous method to treat spine, back, and neck pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management mixed with a discussion of the past influences on the present delivery and plan for the future direction of research and delivery of SMT.

The Novelli Wellness Center shares information on the benefit of managing osteoporosis to avoid falls and fractures as well tips on how to do that. 

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MANAGE OSTEOPOROSIS: Risk, Falls, Care

Osteoporosis-related falls are widespread as osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent skeletal diseases. A review of two studies of older men and women with osteoporosis counted their falls. Overall, falls within 4 months were documented to be indicators of higher risk for non-spine and hip fracture in the next 12 months. In women, a recent fall signaled an 8.1% absolute risk of non-spine fracture in a year, a 2.5 times higher risk than women who had not had falls, a 2.5% absolute risk of hip fracture, and a 3.1 times higher fall risk. (4) Falls are bad. The Novelli Wellness Center is here to help you avoid falls and osteoporosis-related fractures. We can talk about addressing options like nutrition (calcium and vitamin D supplementation, etc.), gut microbiota balance, and exercise within the Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment plan for managing osteoporosis. (5,6) Researchers observed that patients understood the benefit of non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis including exercise, nutrition, and fall prevention but admitted that they found it hard integrating these approaches into everyday life. (6) Is that you? The Novelli Wellness Center is here to help! Let’s talk about osteoporosis and fall risk at your next appointment!

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