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

Pflugerville Wellness Center provides chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-discussed topic these days. “Epidemic” is often linked to it. Attempts to curb this epidemic are widely debated. One potentially effective way to do this is to urge low back pain patients to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this ensued 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 curb opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been started which seem to reduce the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not increase 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 linked to poorer short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) admitted not being confident in the diagnosis and management of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They asked for imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Pflugerville chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Pflugerville chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many kinds! Your Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center is happy to extend care that contributes to resolving the issue of the opioid epidemic rather than contributing to it.

Listen to this podcast with Dr. George Joachim about the conservative care of Pflugerville back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the treatment plan for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

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

Pflugerville CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are seeking a variety of nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of recent literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it potentially accelerates bone healing after a fracture, boosts 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 Pflugerville chiropractor!

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

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

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