Healthy News November 2022

Buffalo, NY chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment may be noisy...or not! SMT is effective either way. 

The Illusive Pop of Spinal Manipulation

“To Pop or Not to Pop” is of course a twist on an age-old Shakespearean quote for an age-old chiropractic spinal manipulation discussion point. The answer today is that it is not a necessary gauge of back pain relief from spinal manipulation treatment (SMT), yet back pain and neck pain patients undergoing SMT want and need to know more. Current guidelines for handling low back pain emphasize patient education and exercise as important issues. Healthcare practitioners are pretty good (72% overall) at sharing information. By profession, though, chiropractors lead in delivering patient education for 76% of patients with physical therapists at 74% and general practitioners at just 44%. The more emotional distress a patient exhibited or pain described as below the knee, information was shared with 78% of patients. (1) An important topic for Buffalo, NY back pain and neck pain patients undergoing spinal manipulation treatment (SMT) is this sometimes-audible pop. A systematic review of published studies found that regardless of the spinal area or follow-up time after the SMT, there was no research evidence of improved pain outcomes or success of the treatment linked to an audible pop. (2) Good thing since some patients have it, and some don’t. Patients whose practitioners told them about the audible pop - and those who weren’t spinal manipulation patients - reported curious theories of what caused that sound and had overemphasized ideas of its importance. (3) Instead of the question “To pop or not to pop?” the more appropriate question for you and your Buffalo, NY chiropractor might “Is there pain relief or not?” With our gentle chiropractic care, there is pain relief for many Buffalo, NY back pain and neck pain sufferers. We look forward to talking  with you at your next chiropractic visit at Disc Centers Of America!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the gentle spinal manipulation treatment of spinal stenosis with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Disc Centers Of America shares new studies about the effect of vitamin D on adrenal health and function. 

[[CHIROPRACTIC]] TIP OF THE MONTH: 
Vitamin D for Adrenal Gland Support

Vitamin D is popular and abundantly researched beyond its earlier role of supporting phospho-calcium metabolism and skeletal bone disorders.  Today, research has well-established vitamin D as a hormone and described vitamin D as influential in a variety of diseases from cancer, inflammation, and autoimmunity (Hashimoto’s, Graves’, diabetes) to adrenal gland health and disease (Cushing’s, Addison’s). (4) The adrenal gland has two main parts: (A) The adrenal cortex makes cortisol which regulates the sleep/wake cycle, body’s utilization of fats/proteins/carbs, inflammation, blood pressure as well as raises blood sugar and reduces bone formation. (B) The adrenal medulla produces “stress hormones” epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) responsible for the fight or flight response. (5) Adrenal gland issues keep people awake at night…for real! Although not yet definitive, 800-2000IU a day was suggested in a new study to support adrenal health. (6) Disc Centers Of America is excited to discuss vitamin D and any adrenal gland issues you may be having.  

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