January 2018 Health Newsletter

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We appreciate you referrals and sometimes you can receive an extra gift, like a $50 gift certificate, for sharing the gift of health through Upper Cervical Care. 

Presentations/Appearances:

SouthWest Technical College's Wellness Fair on February 6th was a success! Many conversations were shared about the healing powers of Upper Cervical Care. We look forward to helping the new patients achieve their health goals.

Our first 2018 Health Talk was also well attended. Thank you for coming out and investing your time in your health. Our next Health Talk will be held on March 6th @ 6pm

Continuing Education:

February 3rd & 4th, Dr. Benson visited Tampa, FL for his Diplomate program. He learned from Dr. Yarlagadda, a medical neuroradiologist who has found our (Upper Cervical Chiropractors') work in craniocervical junction to be an over-looked region in post-concussive and whiplash trauma.  

February 17th, Dr.Benson will attend a post-education seminar on The Healing Arts of Light and Laser. Laser treatments include but are not limited to extremity pain, neuropathy and mild traumatic brain injury. We hope to offer this therapy in the near future.

February 20th, Dr. Benson will be presenting the first edition of his series on, "Why Upper Cervical Health Care?". This presentation will be emailed and on the Zoom platform. Please call the office to be added to our emailing list or to update your email address. 

March 6th @ 6:00pm is our next Health Talk. Health talks are every 1st Tuesday of the month. Always at 6pm and located in the office.

March 20th is the 2nd edition of the series, "Why Upper Cervical Health Care?" 

 

Happy Valentine's Day fromThe Spinal Institute Crew!

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Current Articles

» Chiropractic Services Relieve Low Back Pain in Female Veterans
» Chiropractic For Persistent Headache

» Vitamin E Helpful In Treating Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease

Chiropractic Services Relieve Low Back Pain in Female Veterans

Chiropractic Services Relieve Low Back Pain in Female Veterans: Study Legislation to expand access to chiropractic in the VA gains new momentum
Arlington, Va.- A new study finds that female veterans—one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system—experience improvement in low back pain with a course of chiropractic care, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).  Published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the study’s authors note that musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain are the most common ailments among female veterans. They also report that female veterans on average access VA medical care more frequently than male veterans, have a higher outpatient cost per patient and have a higher rate of service-connected disability.  "Although further research is warranted," the study says, "chiropractic care may be of value in contributing to the pain management needs of this unique patient population."  Chiropractic services are one of the conservative (non-drug) treatment options for pain offered in the VA. They are available at half of the major VA medical facilities in the United States.  Efforts to expand chiropractic services to veterans recently gained new momentum in Congress. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), ranking member of the Veterans Subcommittee on Health, and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), have joined forces to broaden the range of services and care options available to veterans by supporting the Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act (H.R. 103). The bill—supported by several major veterans groups—would require chiropractic services to be offered at all U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and codify chiropractic care as a standard benefit for veterans using VA health care. There is a bipartisan companion bill in the Senate (S. 609).  "Chiropractic's non-drug, non-addictive and noninvasive approach to pain management can help alleviate disabling pain and improve function," says ACA President David Herd, DC. "That's why chiropractors are an important part of the health care team in the VA."  Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, most often treating complaints such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches. Widely known for their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, and to provide dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: acatoday.org
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2017


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Chiropractic For Persistent Headache


Most people are aware that chiropractors are experts in dealing with back issues. As shown in a recent case study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, chiropractors are also equally trained in successfully diagnosing and treating many cases of headaches. In this case study, chiropractic care was delivered to a 54-year-old woman suffering from chronic debilitating headaches for the previous 11 months. After just five chiropractic manipulative therapy and adjunct treatments over 6 weeks, the patient experienced resolution of the headaches. If you or someone you know if suffering from headaches, call your local chiropractor today for a no obligation consultation.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine Volume 12, Issue 4. December 2013.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Vitamin E Helpful In Treating Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease


In a new double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, randomized clinical trial involving 613 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Vitamin E was shown to slow the functional decline of Alzheimer's. AD affects approximately 5 million older Americans and is marked by irreversible, progressive deterioration in memory and thinking skills. In this study, mild to moderate AD patients received either 2,000 IUs of vitamin E daily or a placebo. Over the average follow-up time of 2.3 years, researchers estimated those patients receiving the vitamin E had slowed their functional decline in activities of daily living (ADLs) by 19%. ADLs include things such as making meals, getting dressed and holding a conversation. According to researchers, this translated into a delay in progression of mild to moderate AD by 6.2 months. Another significant finding was that caregiver time was reduced by approximately 2 hours per day in the vitamin E group. Previous studies have also shown Vitamin E effective in those with moderately severe AD. It's important to note that those considering vitamin E supplementation to treat AD only do so under the supervision of a physician as vitamin E can interfere with blood thinners, cholesterol drugs and other medications.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA. 2014;311(1):33-44.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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