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Colorado Springs Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a Colorado Springs healthcare colleague to help one of our Colorado Springs 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 reveals that multidisciplinary conferences involving many types of doctors 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! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Colorado Springs back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a motto! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. Eating more fruits and vegetables resulted in higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis rate in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. And to cheer those Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Everything is connected! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows this to be true! Researchers report that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are helped. There is a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition disturb you? A Colorado Springs friend? The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Colorado Springs chiropractic may help.

Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis happens in thin people. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR often thought that. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since inflammatory cytokines are used by fat to negatively influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Colorado Springs folks – thin and overweight – must be aware of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. What a great first step toward relief!

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