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.