Pflugerville Chiropractic Newsletter from Pflugerville Wellness Center for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Doctors working together benefits patients. Pflugerville Wellness Center is always ready to work with Pflugerville healthcare colleagues to help a Pflugerville chiropractic patient! A new study shows 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 demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences connecting many kinds 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! Pflugerville Wellness Center 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) Naturally, Pflugerville Wellness Center works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Count on Pflugerville Wellness Center for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a slogan! Eating healthily reduces the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Those who consume more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. If you are one of those Pflugerville chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Less osteoporosis can potentially mean less back pain later in life, so enjoy some veggies and fruit today!

Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D

Low vitamin D levels for Pflugerville chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! An improved vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Pflugerville Wellness Center loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our Pflugerville chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Pflugerville Wellness Center knows this to be true! Researchers report that tinnitus may be improved 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 Pflugerville friend? Pflugerville Wellness Center offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Pflugerville chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. Pflugerville Wellness Center often thought that. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a big 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 Pflugerville folks – thin and overweight – need to be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today with Pflugerville Wellness Center. It’s the first step toward relief!

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