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

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

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-discussed topic currently. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Efforts to limit this epidemic are commonly. One possibly effective way to do this is to urge low back pain sufferers to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place 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 substantially decreased. (1) In an attempt to reduce opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been established which seem to reduce the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise refills for prescriptions, emergency room visits, or unplanned hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study explains that opioid use before spine surgery raised the time of opioid use after surgery and was related to worse short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) reported not being confident in the diagnosis and management of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They requested imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Plainville chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Plainville chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many types! Your Plainville chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic is pleased to offer 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 Plainville back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the path of care for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Plainville chiropractic shares tips on nutrition like vitamin C for boosting collagen production that decreases in musculoskeletal conditions. 

Plainville CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are evaluating different 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 recent literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, enhances type I collagen synthesis, and decreases 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 enthuses your Plainville chiropractor!

CONTACT Layden Chiropractic

Schedule your Plainville chiropractic appointment today at Layden Chiropractic! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may clearly impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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