Fort Wayne Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Patient benefit when doctors work together. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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! Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center, 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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! Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center knows this to be true! Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center just read this study about tinnitus and its potential relationship to cervical spine disorders. That makes sense! They find that when cervical spine disorders are improved, so is the tinnitus. 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? Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center. It’s the first step toward relief!

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