Pensacola Chiropractic Newsletter from Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a Pensacola healthcare colleague to help one of our Pensacola chiropractic patients is always an honor! 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 demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences connecting many types of doctors reduce the use of spinal fusion for low back and improve the matching of surgical type to the proper patient type. (2) It’s all good! Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 improve 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 contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Pensacola back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

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 occurrence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. If you are one of those Pensacola chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.

Vitamin D and Back Pain

Low vitamin D levels for Pensacola chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Improved vitamin D levels via supplementation show lowered pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center loves that such a simple task as a nutritional supplement may help our Pensacola chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows this to be true! Researchers report that tinnitus may be helped when cervical spine disorders are alleviated. There’s a link 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 Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center can do to help! Pensacola chiropractic may help.

Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think of thin people as being the ones at risk. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 Pensacola 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 Pensacola loved one, schedule a Pensacola chiropractic appointment today with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. What a great first step toward relief!

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