CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE
The use of opioids is a much-debated topic these days. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Attempts to limit this epidemic are deliberated. One potentially effective way to do this is to urge low back pain sufferers to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this happened in a study of 216,504 US adults with a new low back pain episode, the early and long-term use of opioids was substantially reduced. (1) In an effort to curb opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been started which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise prescription refills, visits to the ER, or unexpected hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study points out that opioid use before spine surgery increased the time of opioid use after surgery and was linked to worse short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) admitted not being confident in the diagnosis and management of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They requested imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Easley chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Easley chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many kinds! Your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic is happy to extend 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 Easley back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the path of care for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.
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VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are evaluating assorted nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of current literature on vitamin C efficacy stated that it has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, boosts type I collagen synthesis, and lessens 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 enthuses your Easley chiropractor!
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Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment now at Young Chiropractic! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.