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

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries delivers 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 today. “Epidemic” is often correlated with it. Attempts to curb this epidemic are deliberated. One potentially effective way to do this is to get low back pain sufferers to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place 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 established which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise refills for prescriptions, visits to the ER, or unplanned hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study explains 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 asked for imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Manchester chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your Manchester chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is happy to deliver 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 Manchester 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.

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

Manchester CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are seeking different nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of recent 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 excites your Manchester chiropractor!

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment now at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may clearly affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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