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

Minster Chiropractic Center delivers 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 linked to it. Efforts to curb this epidemic are widely debated. One potentially effective way to do this is to urge low back pain patients to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this ensued 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 reduced. (1) In an effort to curb opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been established which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not increase refills for prescriptions, visits to the ER, or unexpected hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study points out that opioid use before spine surgery increased the time of opioid use after surgery and was linked to poorer short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) admitted 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 Minster chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Minster chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many kinds! Your Minster chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center 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 Minster 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.

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

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VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are evaluating assorted nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) A review of recent literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it potentially accelerates bone healing after a fracture, boosts 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 enthuses your Minster chiropractor!

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Schedule your Minster chiropractic appointment today at Minster Chiropractic Center! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may clearly impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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