April 2020 Healthy News from Dr. Butwell

Georgetown chiropractic care at Dr. Butwell is prepared for the pandemic of low back pain.  


Here’s a pandemic chiropractic is made for: low back pain! A recent study in Healthcare journal reports that “Low back pain is a pandemic and costly musculoskeletal condition in the United States.” This report considered the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic and physical therapy for low back pain. Interestingly, their next study is set to ascertain if they reduce the use of expensive health services like surgery, injections, and ER visits. For the moment, though, they discovered that the total average cost was $48.56 lower for chiropractic care than PT and the daily adjusted life years was 0.0043 higher for chiropractic than PT patients. They concluded that chiropractic was confirmed to be a cost-effective way to help adults with at least 3 weeks of low back pain over 6 months. (1) Come to Dr. Butwell to find out for yourself! Bring your Georgetown low back pain to Dr. Butwell. Chiropractic care and your Georgetown chiropractor are prepared to fight and overcome the pandemic of low back pain.

Georgetown diabetic patients with neuropathy may benefit from addressing their B vitamin deficiency.


B Vitamins for Diabetic Neuropathy

Chronic diabetic neuropathic pain is a challenge. Inflammation plays a part. Spinal proinflammatory cytokines play a role. A recent study using rats showed that B vitamins not only suppress but significantly suppress this pain by suppressing the proinflammatory cytokines. (2) Unfortunately, vitamin B12 deficiency is very common among type II diabetic patients who are prescribed metformin, a common diabetic drug. (3) Researchers found associations of anemia and neuropathy with metformin use in diabetic patients. (4) Dr. Butwell recommends that our diabetic patients are encouraged to test their vitamin B levels! B vitamins are quite important for health!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he imparts information on how the immune system functions as well as how spinal manipulation affects neuropathic pain pathways.

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Schedule your next Georgetown chiropractic appointment now with Dr. Butwell for your low back pain, neuropathy and spinal health! We look forward to your visit soon!