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

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR delivers chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-debated topic today. “Epidemic” is often linked to it. Attempts to curtail this epidemic are deliberated. One possibly effective way to do this is to get low back pain patients to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place 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 greatly decreased. (1) In an effort to restrain opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been established which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise refills for prescriptions, emergency room visits, or unexpected hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study explains that opioid use before spine surgery increased the time of opioid use after surgery and was linked 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 Colorado Springs chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many types! Your Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is happy to deliver 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 Colorado Springs back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the path of care for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

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

Colorado Springs CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are trying assorted nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) A review of recent literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, boosts type I collagen synthesis, and lessens 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 Colorado Springs chiropractor!

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Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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