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Carrolltown Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Doctors working together benefits patients. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is always ready to work with Carrolltown healthcare colleagues to help a Carrolltown 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 demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences involving many kinds of providers reduce 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! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is ready to help!

Appropriate Timing for Back or Neck Surgery

Research reports that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients improve within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, prime 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) Naturally, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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. And to cheer those Carrolltown 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

Carrolltown chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. An improved vitamin D level helps reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may have such a powerful impact on back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows this to be true! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 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 Carrolltown friend? Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Carrolltown chiropractic may help.

Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation often thought that. But not now! New research reports 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 Carrolltown folks – thin and overweight – must be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. What a great first step toward relief!

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