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December 2021 Healthy News from Malverne Health & Wellness

The Malverne 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 Malverne cervicogenic headache sufferers often would like 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 typical. (1) Medicine proposes 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 done, seeking a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months post-surgery. (3) Chiropractic offers non-surgical approaches like manipulation and mobilization. These are often effective for the relief or improvement of cervicogenic headache or reduction of symptoms when compared to control subjects. (4) A study comparing 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 who suffered with cervicogenic headache along with a lower cervical disc herniation described how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment produced relief. (6) Your chiropractor offers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Malverne neck pain and related headache.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his pain reducing treatment of neck pain and headache with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Malverne Health & Wellness presents new research on the benefit of chondroitin sulfate for the prevention of diabetic osteoporosis and support of bone health. 

Malverne 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 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 seen after 8 weeks of oral administration that bettered the symptoms of diabetes, decreased blood glucose, elevated bone mineral density, repaired bone morphology, and decreased 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 found signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose reduction, symptom reduction, bone mineral density elevation, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number reduction, 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 inclusion of nutrition in the chiropractic treatment plan!

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