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

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic delivers chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE

The use of opioids is a much-discussed topic today. “Epidemic” is often correlated with it. Attempts to curtail this epidemic are deliberated. One possibly effective way to do this is to urge low back pain sufferers to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (instead of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this happened 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 restrain opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been initiated which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise prescription refills, emergency room visits, or unexpected 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 worse short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) admitted not being confident in diagnosing and managing 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is happy to deliver care that adds to the potential resolution of the opioid crisis rather than contributing to it.

Listen to this podcast with Dr. George Joachim about the conservative care of Fernandina Beach 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.

Fernandina Beach chiropractic offers tips on nutrition like vitamin C for boosting collagen production that decreases in musculoskeletal conditions. 

Fernandina Beach CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are trying various nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) A review of current literature on vitamin C efficacy stated that it has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, boosts 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractor!

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Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment today at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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