Georgetown Chiropractic Healthy News from Dr. Butwell July 2017

 

Spine Treatment Favored

Manual therapy spinal mobilization is preferred over physiotherapy by chronic back pain patients with disc degeneration for back pain intensity reduction and disability. (1) Not surprising to Dr. Butwell at all! The hands-on effect of mobilization is comforting; the motion elicited is healing. That’s just what chiropractic offers – comfort and healing! Chiropractic care sets out to initially calm and reduce pain then add in exercise for continued pain relief and healing via strengthening to avoid future back pain. Back pain relief is a team effort!  Taking advantage of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management offers the best of both worlds: gentle stretching treatment to painful segments that reduces intradiscal pressures and at-home care like exercise, hot/cold therapy and nutrition to enhance the pain relief and recovery. Dr. Butwell is trained and ready to share the Georgetown back pain relief via Cox Technic with our Georgetown chiropractic patients!

TIP of the Month: Vitamin D for the Degenerated Disc

Nutritionally, Vitamin D is such a good vitamin! Vitamin D is reported to help bone and mood and overall health. In researching the disc of diabetic rats, researchers find a new benefit: Vitamin D may well prevent and treat degenerative changes in the degenerated disc by enriching the disc’s content of transforming growth factor-β and insulin-like growth factor-1. (2) What is your Vitamin D level? Let us find out together, you and Dr. Butwell! If it’s low, your Georgetown chiropractic treatment plan will incorporate Vitamin D recommendations from your Georgetown chiropractor!

Don’t forget to schedule your July Georgetown chiropractic appointment today! Your Georgetown degenerated discs will thank you!