Two Rivers Chiropractic Newsletter from Lakeshore Chiropractic for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Doctors working together benefits patients. Lakeshore Chiropractic is always ready to work with Two Rivers healthcare colleagues to help a Two Rivers chiropractic patient! A new study shows 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 reveals that multidisciplinary conferences connecting many kinds 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’s all good! Lakeshore Chiropractic is ready to help!

When Would Back Surgery Be Appropriate?

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 symptoms though 4 weeks may be considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, Lakeshore Chiropractic works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Lakeshore Chiropractic for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. Those who consume more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. If you are one of those Two Rivers chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (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 Two Rivers chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! An improved vitamin D level helps reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Lakeshore Chiropractic loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our Two Rivers chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Lakeshore Chiropractic knows this to be true! Lakeshore Chiropractic 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 alleviated, so is the tinnitus. There is a connection between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition bothers you  or a friend, let’s see what Lakeshore Chiropractic can do to help! Two Rivers chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Osteoporosis Risk

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis happens in thin people. That’s what Lakeshore Chiropractic would think. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since inflammatory cytokines are used by fat to negatively control bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Two Rivers folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

If any of these topics affect you or a Two Rivers loved one, make a Two Rivers chiropractic appointment today with Lakeshore Chiropractic. What a great first step toward relief!

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