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

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center delivers chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-debated topic these days. “Epidemic” is often correlated with it. Attempts to curtail this epidemic are commonly. One possibly effective way to do this is to get low back pain patients to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (instead of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this occurred in a study of 216,504 US adults with a new low back pain episode, the early and long-term use of opioids was significantly decreased. (1) In an effort to restrain opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been started which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise prescription refills, 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 related 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 diagnosing and managing patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They ordered imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Pensacola chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your Pensacola chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is pleased to offer 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 Pensacola 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.

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

Pensacola CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are evaluating assorted nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of recent literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, enhances 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 Pensacola chiropractor!

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment now at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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