All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together
Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a Mandeville healthcare colleague to help one of our Mandeville chiropractic patients is always an honor! 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 reveals that multidisciplinary conferences involving 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’s all good! Mandeville Chiropractic is ready to help!
When Would Back Surgery Be Appropriate?
Research reports 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 symptoms though 4 weeks may be contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Mandeville Chiropractic, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Mandeville back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Mandeville Chiropractic for your back and neck pain care needs.
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 Mandeville chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (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
Mandeville chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. An improved vitamin D level helps reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Mandeville Chiropractic 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
Our body is one big linked system! Mandeville Chiropractic knows this to be true! Mandeville Chiropractic 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 improved, so is the tinnitus. There’s a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition is an issue for you or a friend, let’s see what Mandeville Chiropractic can do to help! Mandeville chiropractic may help.
Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link
When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think of thin people as being the ones at risk. Mandeville Chiropractic often thought that. 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 Mandeville folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.
If any of these topics affect you or a Mandeville loved one, schedule a Mandeville chiropractic appointment today with Mandeville Chiropractic. What a great first step toward relief!