Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial
Doctors working together benefits patients. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is always ready to work with Sitka healthcare colleagues to help a Sitka chiropractic patient! A new study reports 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 reveals that multidisciplinary conferences connecting many kinds of providers reduce 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! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is ready to help!
When Would Back Surgery Be Appropriate?
Research reports that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients improve within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, optimal 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Sitka back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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. Eating more fruits and vegetables caused higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis rate in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. And to cheer those Sitka 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!
Vitamin D and Back Pain
Sitka chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. Improved vitamin D levels via supplementation show lowered pain intensity and better function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka loves that such a simple task as a nutritional supplement may help our Sitka chiropractic patients so much!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Our body is one big linked system! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows this to be true! Researchers propose that tinnitus may be helped when cervical spine disorders are helped. There’s 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 Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can do to help! Sitka chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis
When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka often thought that. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a major 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 Sitka folks – thin and overweight – need to be aware of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.
So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a Sitka chiropractic appointment today with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. What a great first step toward relief!