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October 2019 Healthy News: Vitamin C for Collagen & Chiropractic for Opioid Use Reduction

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation provides chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-discussed topic these days. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Attempts to curtail this epidemic are deliberated. One possibly effective way to do this is to get low back pain sufferers to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this came about in a study of 216,504 US adults with a new low back pain episode, the early and long-term use of opioids was significantly reduced. (1) In an attempt to reduce opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been started which seem to reduce the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise prescription refills, emergency room visits, or unplanned hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study points out that opioid use before spine surgery raised the time of opioid use after surgery and was linked to poorer short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) reported not being confident in diagnosing and managing patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They asked for imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Tonawanda chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Tonawanda chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many kinds! Your Tonawanda chiropractor at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is happy to offer care that contributes to resolving the issue of the opioid epidemic rather than contributing to it.

Listen to this podcast with Dr. George Joachim about the conservative care of Tonawanda back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the path of care for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Tonawanda chiropractic shares tips on nutrition like vitamin C for boosting collagen production that decreases in musculoskeletal conditions. 

Tonawanda CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are seeking different nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of current literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, enhances type I collagen synthesis, and decreases oxidative stress in an antioxidative role…with no adverse effects! (6) When it comes to benefits for musculoskeletal issues, information like this on vitamin C excites your Tonawanda chiropractor!

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Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment today at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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