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

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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-debated topic these days. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Efforts to curb this epidemic are commonly. One potentially effective way to do this is to get low back pain patients to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (instead of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this occurred 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 decreased. (1) In an effort to reduce opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been established which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise prescription refills, emergency room visits, or unexpected hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study explains that opioid use before spine surgery increased the time of opioid use after surgery and was related 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 the diagnosis and management of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They ordered imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your St. Francisville chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your St. Francisville chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your St. Francisville chiropractor at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is pleased to deliver care that adds to the potential resolution of the opioid crisis rather than contributing to it.

Listen to this podcast with Dr. George Joachim about the conservative care of St. Francisville 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.

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

St. Francisville CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are trying a variety of nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) A review of current literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it potentially accelerates 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 St. Francisville chiropractor!

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Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic appointment now at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may clearly affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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