July Newsletter

Greetings:
We hope you like our July newsletter.
We would sincerely like to thank all of you for your referrals to our office. We take great pride in knowing that you have the confidence in us to recommend our office to your family and friends as we continue to proudly serve our patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you.
Dr. McGee, Patti, Sue, Pam, Diane

Dr. McGee explains a simple hip stretch to help with your back and hip pain.

 

 

Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain Increases

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania medical school have found an alarming increase in the number of muscle relaxants prescribed for back pain. Their findings were based on data collected between 2005 and 2016. A big concern of these prescriptions is that patients will continue to take the medicine for a longer period of time. Another concern is that a large percentage of the prescriptions of muscle relaxants were for older adults who are at risk for adverse side effects of these drugs.

Obesity is significant Covid-19 infection risk

The CDC has identified obesity as a significant risk factor in coronavirus infections. People with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 are at higher risk for more severe infection. A British study showed that people with obesity are twice as likely to die from the infection compared to people who are not obese. About 40% of the US population have a BMI over 30.

Manipulation for Concussion.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association has shown that manipulation can help relieve the symptoms of concussion.

June Newsletter

June Newsletter
Greetings:
It’s the start of summer, and we hope that you are doing well during these interesting times. We urge all of you to practice reasonable social distancing recommendations such as maintaining six foot separation, wearing masks, and congregating with fewer than ten people. Together we can slow the spread of the virus and minimize the risk to high risk individuals.  We hope you enjoy our June newsletter.
Wishing you a safe and active summer,
Dr. McGee, Patti, Sue, Pam, Diane

Chiropractic Associated with Significant Reduction in Opioid Prescriptions

A recent study found that persons who sought chiropractic care for musculoskeletal problems were almost 50% less likely to receive an opioid prescription compared to those who went to other healthcare providers. Researchers reached this conclusion after reviewing 6 studies totaling over 60,000 patients who sought care for musculoskeletal problems.

Compound in apple skins might help treat Multiple Sclerosis

A compound commonly found in fruit peels might, one day, prove helpful in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Ursolic acid which is commonly found in the peels of apples, pears and prunes has been shown in lab animals to repair neurons and possibly halt the progression of multiple sclerosis.

Fitness equipment sales are strong

Traditional and online retailers are reporting strong sales of home workout equipment. With the Covid-19 stay-at-home restrictions and the closing of many gyms around the country, the sales of fitness equipment has skyrocketed. Retail giants like Walmart and Amazon are showing “out of stock” status for popular workout equipment including barbells and dumbbells.