Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial
Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a Murfreesboro healthcare colleague to help one of our Murfreesboro 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 reveals that multidisciplinary conferences involving many types of providers lessen 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! Most Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help!
When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?
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 contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Most Chiropractic Clinic, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Murfreesboro back pain sufferer when it’s time. Count on Most Chiropractic Clinic for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.
It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. Eating more fruits and vegetables caused higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis occurrence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. And to cheer those Murfreesboro 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
Low vitamin D levels for Murfreesboro chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Increased vitamin D levels via supplementation show lowered pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Most Chiropractic Clinic loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients so much!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Everything is connected! Most Chiropractic Clinic knows this to be true! Researchers suggest that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are improved. There is a link 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 Most Chiropractic Clinic can do to help! Murfreesboro chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis
It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. Most Chiropractic Clinic 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 control bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Murfreesboro folks – thin and overweight – need to be aware of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.
If any of these topics affect you or a Murfreesboro loved one, make a Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment today with Most Chiropractic Clinic. What a great first step toward relief!