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St. Francisville Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a St. Francisville healthcare colleague to help one of our St. Francisville 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 benefits. Patients liked it. Both types of doctors liked getting to know each other’s treatment approaches. (1) While another study demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences involving many kinds of doctors lessen 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! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is ready to help!

Appropriate Timing for Back or Neck Surgery

Research reports that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients improve 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 contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a motto! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. Consuming more fruits and vegetables caused higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis rate in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. And to cheer those St. Francisville chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.

Vitamin D and Back Pain

St. Francisville chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. An better vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville knows this to be true! Researchers propose that tinnitus may be helped when cervical spine disorders are improved. There’s a connection between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition disturb you? A St. Francisville friend? Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! St. Francisville chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 St. Francisville folks – thin and overweight – need to be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a St. Francisville chiropractic appointment today with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. It’s the first step toward relief!

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