Fort Wayne Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial Patient benefit when doctors work together. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is always ready to work with Fort Wayne healthcare colleagues to help a Fort Wayne chiropractic patient! A new study reports that when family medicine residents and chiropractors cooperatively care for older patients with back pain, everyone benefits. Patients liked it. Both types of doctors liked getting to know each other’s treatment approaches. (1) While another study demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences involving many types of providers lessen 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! Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is ready to help! Proper Timing for Back or Neck Surgery It’s found 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 considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Fort Wayne back pain sufferer when it’s time. Count on Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care. Eat Healthy! It’s not just a motto! Eating healthily reduces the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Those who eat more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. An better vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients so much! Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related Our body is one big linked system! Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC knows this to be true! Researchers propose that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are improved. There’s a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition upset you? A Fort Wayne friend? Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Fort Wayne chiropractic may help. Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. That’s what Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC would think. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a major risk factor for osteoporosis since fat is used by inflammatory cytokines to negatively influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Fort Wayne folks – thin and overweight – need to be aware of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it. If any of these topics affect you or a Fort Wayne loved one, schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. It’s the first step toward relief! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."