Plainville Chiropractic Newsletter from Layden Chiropractic for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Patient benefit when doctors work together. Layden Chiropractic is always ready to work with Plainville healthcare colleagues to help a Plainville chiropractic patient! A new study shows that when family medicine residents and chiropractors cooperatively care for older patients with back pain, everyone benefits. 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 decrease 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! Layden Chiropractic is ready to help!

When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?

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 symptom onset though 4 weeks may be considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Layden Chiropractic, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Plainville back pain sufferer when it’s time. Count on Layden Chiropractic for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Those who eat more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. If you are one of those Plainville chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.

Vitamin D and Back Pain

Low vitamin D levels for Plainville 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) Layden Chiropractic thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Everything is connected! Layden Chiropractic knows this to be true! Researchers suggest that tinnitus may be helped when cervical spine disorders are improved. 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 Plainville friend? Layden Chiropractic offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Plainville chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think of thin people as being the ones at risk. That’s what Layden Chiropractic would think. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a major 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 Plainville folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

If any of these topics affect you or a Plainville loved one, schedule a Plainville chiropractic appointment today with Layden Chiropractic. What a great first step toward relief!

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