Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial
Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Pflugerville healthcare colleague to help one of our Pflugerville 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 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) Pflugerville Wellness Center, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Pflugerville back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Pflugerville Wellness Center for your back and neck pain care needs.
It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Those who consume more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those Pflugerville chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (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
Pflugerville chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. 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) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition is an issue for you or a friend, let’s see what Pflugerville Wellness Center can do to help! Pflugerville chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis
It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. That’s what Pflugerville Wellness Center would think. 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.
If any of these topics affect you or a Pflugerville loved one, make a Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today with Pflugerville Wellness Center. It’s the first step toward relief!