Pensacola Chiropractic Newsletter for June 2015

 
BACK SURGERY – ONLY 23% RECOMMENDED TO HAVE IT ON SECOND OPINION
 
On second opinion for 94 patients who were recommended to have back surgery, there was “complete disagreement” for 47% (44 of 94), “partial disagreement” for 30% (28 of 94), and“complete agreement” for just 23% (22 of 94) for the recommended surgery. (1) Let Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offer a second opinion and a Pensacola chiropractic treatment plan to alleviate your back pain! 
 
 
CHIROPRACTORS RELISH EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
 
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the way of the future for healthcare providers worldwide including chiropractors. It is used as a means to improve the quality of health care. 90% of the surveyed chiropractors are interested in improving their EBP skills despite the “lack of time” they say keeps them from using EBP. (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is on board with EBP and keeps up as best as possible with new spinal research. 
 
 
CHIROPRACTORS WHO FOCUS ON MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN GET MORE REFERRALS FROM MDs 
  
So why do you visit your Pensacola chiropractor?For most patients, it’s a musculoskeletal condition like back pain or neck pain or related arm or leg pain. In Canada, chiropractic physicians who focus on these conditions get more referrals from MDs.(3)Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center welcomes musculoskeletal conditions of all sorts! 
 
 
VITAMIN D FOR ALL!
 
Research keeps pointing to a lack of vitamin D globally depending on genetic and lifestyle factors, but just how much should we take? To reach target levels of vitamin D, children need 400 to 600 IU daily and adults need 800 IU daily though up to 1000 IU for kids and 2000 IU for adults is likely safe over long period of time. (4) So are you getting enough Vitamin D? Let’s discuss it at your next Pensacola visit. 
 
 
LEG LENGTH DISCREPANCY LEADS TO LBP IN STANDING WORKERS
 
Low back pain in those workers who stand all day is associated with leg length discrepancy. Just a difference of 6 mm or more was linked to a higher intensity of and more days with low back pain. (5) Let Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center check if you have a leg length inequality at your next Pensacola visit, especially if you stand all day at work! 
 
 
 
FATTY DEGENERATION IN SPINE MUSCLES = LESS PHYSICALLY FIT
 
Not that this is surprising, but it’s now published: patients with a higher aerobic index (AI) have lower body fat percentages as well as less fatty degeneration in their low back spinal muscles. So more physically fit patients will have less fatty degeneration, lower body mass indices, and lower Oswestry Disability Index scores (which measure function). (6) That’s why Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center recommends exercise to Pensacola back pain sufferers. 
 
If any of these conditions fit you or you have any other conditions you'd like like to discuss at a Pensacola chiropractic visit, contact Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center today!
 
 
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