All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together
Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Fernandina Beach healthcare colleague to help one of our Fernandina Beach 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 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 types of providers reduce 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! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help!
When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?
It’s found that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients improve within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, prime 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) Naturally, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Amelia Chiropractic Clinic for your back and neck pain care needs.
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 Fernandina Beach 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
Fernandina Beach 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) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may have such a powerful impact on back pain!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Everything is connected! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows this to be true! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 is 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 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic can do to help! Fernandina Beach chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis
It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic often thought that. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a major 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 Fernandina Beach folks – thin and overweight – need to be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.
If any of these topics affect you or a Fernandina Beach loved one, make a Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment today with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. It’s the first step toward relief!