Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial
Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a West Palm Beach healthcare colleague to help one of our West Palm Beach 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 reveals that multidisciplinary conferences involving many types of providers reduce 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! Chiropractic Care 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 show improvement within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, optimal timing for surgery for cervical radiculopathy (arm/upper extremity pain) is within 8 weeks of symptom onset though 4 weeks may be considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, Chiropractic Care works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Chiropractic Care for your back and neck pain care needs.
It’s not just a motto! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Those who eat more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those West Palm Beach chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (4) Less osteoporosis can potentially mean less back pain later in life, so enjoy some veggies and fruit today!
Vitamin D and Back Pain
Low vitamin D levels for West Palm Beach chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Improved vitamin D levels via supplementation show reduced pain intensity and better function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Chiropractic Care thinks it’s nice that an easy intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Our body is one big linked system! Chiropractic Care knows this to be true! Researchers propose that tinnitus may be helped when cervical spine disorders are alleviated. There is a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition bothers you or a friend, let’s see what Chiropractic Care can do to help! West Palm Beach chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis
It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. Chiropractic Care often thought that. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a major 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 West Palm Beach folks – thin and overweight – need to be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.
So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today with Chiropractic Care. It’s the first step toward relief!