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

Chiropractic Care provides chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-debated topic currently. “Epidemic” is often linked to it. Efforts to curb this epidemic are deliberated. One possibly effective way to do this is to urge low back pain sufferers 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 significantly decreased. (1) In an attempt to reduce opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been started which seem to reduce the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not increase prescription refills, emergency room visits, or unplanned hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study explains that opioid use before spine surgery raised the time of opioid use after surgery and was related to worse 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 asked for imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your West Palm Beach chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your West Palm Beach chiropractor at Chiropractic Care is happy to offer 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 West Palm Beach back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the treatment plan for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

West Palm Beach chiropractic shares tips on nutrition like vitamin C for boosting collagen production that decreases in musculoskeletal conditions. 

West Palm Beach CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are seeking assorted nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of current literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it potentially accelerates bone healing after a fracture, enhances 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor!

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Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today at Chiropractic Care! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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