All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together
Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a Easley healthcare colleague to help one of our Easley chiropractic patients is always an honor! A new study reports 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 kinds of providers decrease the use of spinal fusion for low back and improve the matching of surgical type to the proper patient type. (2) It’s all good! Young Chiropractic is ready to help!
Proper Timing for Back or Neck Surgery
It’s found that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients improve within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, optimal timing for surgery for cervical radiculopathy (arm/upper extremity pain) is within 8 weeks of symptoms though 4 weeks may be contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Young Chiropractic, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Easley back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Young Chiropractic for your back and neck pain care needs.
It’s not just a motto! Eating healthily lowers the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Those who consume more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. If you are one of those Easley chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.
Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D
Low vitamin D levels for Easley chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! An better vitamin D level helps reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Young Chiropractic thinks it’s nice that an easy intervention as a nutritional supplement may have such a powerful impact on back pain!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Our body is one big linked system! Young Chiropractic knows this to be true! Young Chiropractic just read this study about tinnitus and its potential relationship to cervical spine disorders. That makes sense! They find that when cervical spine disorders are improved, so is the tinnitus. There’s a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition concerns you or a friend, let’s see what Young Chiropractic can do to help! Easley chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis
When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think of thin people as being the ones at risk. Young Chiropractic often thought that. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a major risk factor for osteoporosis since inflammatory cytokines are used by fat to negatively influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Easley folks – thin and overweight – must be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.
So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a Easley chiropractic appointment today with Young Chiropractic. What a great first step toward relief!