Manchester Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Patient benefit when doctors work together. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is always ready to work with Manchester healthcare colleagues to help a Manchester chiropractic patient! A new study reports that when family medicine residents and chiropractors cooperatively care for older patients with back pain, everyone wins. 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 doctors decrease the use of spinal fusion for low back and improve the matching of surgical type to the proper patient type. (2) It is all good! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is ready to help!

When Would Back Surgery Be Appropriate?

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 contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Manchester back pain sufferer when it’s time. Count on Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.

Eat Healthy!

It’s not just a slogan! Eating healthily reduces the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Consuming more fruits and vegetables caused higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis occurrence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. If you are one of those Manchester chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.

Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D

Low vitamin D levels for Manchester chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Improved vitamin D levels via supplementation show lowered pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our Manchester chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows this to be true! Researchers propose that tinnitus may be helped when cervical spine disorders are helped. There’s a connection between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition concerns you  or a friend, let’s see what Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries can do to help! Manchester chiropractic may help.

Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis happens in thin people. That’s what Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries would think. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since inflammatory cytokines are used by fat to negatively control bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Manchester folks – thin and overweight – need to be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

If any of these topics affect you or a Manchester loved one, schedule a Manchester chiropractic appointment today with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. What a great first step toward relief!

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