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!
Appropriate Timing for Back or Neck Surgery
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) Naturally, Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation for your back and neck pain care needs.
It’s not just a slogan! Eating healthily lowers the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Those who eat more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those Tonawanda chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (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! An better vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our Tonawanda chiropractic patients so much!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Our body is one big linked system! 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) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition bothers you or a friend, let’s see what Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation can do to help! Tonawanda chiropractic may help.
Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link
When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation often thought that. 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.
So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a Tonawanda chiropractic appointment today with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. What a great first step toward relief!