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Tonawanda Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Tonawanda healthcare colleague to help one of our Tonawanda chiropractic patients is always an honor! A new study shows that when family medicine residents and chiropractors cooperatively care for older patients with back pain, everyone wins. Patients liked it. Both types of doctors liked getting to know each other’s treatment approaches. (1) While another study demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences connecting many types of doctors decrease the use of spinal fusion for low back and improve the matching of surgical type to the proper patient type. (2) It is all good! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is ready to help!

When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?

It’s found that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients show improvement within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, prime timing for surgery for cervical radiculopathy (arm/upper extremity pain) is within 8 weeks of symptoms though 4 weeks may be considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Tonawanda back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a slogan! Eating healthily lowers the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Eating more fruits and vegetables resulted in higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis incidence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. If you are one of those Tonawanda chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Less osteoporosis can potentially mean less back pain later in life, so enjoy some veggies and fruit today!

Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D

Low vitamin D levels for Tonawanda chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Increased vitamin D levels via supplementation show reduced pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Everything is connected! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows this to be true! Researchers suggest that tinnitus may be helped when cervical spine disorders are alleviated. There is a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition upset you? A Tonawanda friend? Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Tonawanda chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. That’s what Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation would think. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since fat is used by inflammatory cytokines to negatively influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Tonawanda folks – thin and overweight – must be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

If any of these topics affect you or a Tonawanda loved one, schedule a Tonawanda chiropractic appointment today with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. What a great first step toward relief!

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