All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together
Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a Fort Wayne healthcare colleague to help one of our Fort Wayne 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 connecting many kinds of doctors lessen 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! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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, prime timing for surgery for cervical radiculopathy (arm/upper extremity pain) is within 8 weeks of symptoms though 4 weeks may be considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Fort Wayne back pain sufferer when it’s time. Count on Aaron Chiropractic Clinic for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.
It’s not just a slogan! Eating healthily reduces the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Eating more fruits and vegetables resulted in higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis incidence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. And to cheer those Fort Wayne chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.
Vitamin D and Back Pain
Low vitamin D levels for Fort Wayne chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Increased vitamin D levels via supplementation show lowered pain intensity and better function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Aaron 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
Our body is one big linked system! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows this to be true! Aaron 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 alleviated, so is the tinnitus. There is a connection between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition bother you? A Fort Wayne friend? Aaron Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Fort Wayne chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Osteoporosis Risk
When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic often thought that. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a major risk factor for osteoporosis since fat is used by inflammatory cytokines to negatively influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Fort Wayne folks – thin and overweight – must be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.
So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. What a great first step toward relief!