Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial
Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Plainville healthcare colleague to help one of our Plainville 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 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. Trust Layden 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. 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! An better vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function 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) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition bothers you or a friend, let’s see what Layden Chiropractic can do to help! Plainville 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. 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.
So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a Plainville chiropractic appointment today with Layden Chiropractic. What a great first step toward relief!