All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together
Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a Minster healthcare colleague to help one of our Minster 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 connecting many kinds of providers 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! Minster Chiropractic Center is ready to help!
Proper Timing for Back or Neck Surgery
It’s found that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients improve 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 contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Minster Chiropractic Center, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Minster back pain sufferer when it’s time. Count on Minster Chiropractic Center for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.
It’s not just a motto! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. Those who consume more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those Minster 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!
Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D
Low vitamin D levels for Minster chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Increased vitamin D levels via supplementation show reduced pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Minster Chiropractic Center thinks it’s nice that an easy intervention as a nutritional supplement may have such a powerful impact on back pain!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Everything is connected! Minster Chiropractic Center knows this to be true! Minster Chiropractic Center just read this study about tinnitus and its potential relationship to cervical spine disorders. That makes sense! They find that when cervical spine disorders are alleviated, so is the tinnitus. There is a connection between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition upset you? A Minster friend? Minster Chiropractic Center offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Minster chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Osteoporosis Risk
It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. That’s what Minster Chiropractic Center would think. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since inflammatory cytokines are used by fat to negatively influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Minster folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.
If any of these topics affect you or a Minster loved one, make a Minster chiropractic appointment today with Minster Chiropractic Center. It’s the first step toward relief!