All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together
Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Carrolltown healthcare colleague to help one of our Carrolltown chiropractic patients is always an honor! 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!
When Would Back Surgery Be Appropriate?
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.
It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. Eating more fruits and vegetables resulted in higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis rate in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. 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
Low vitamin D levels for Carrolltown 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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our Carrolltown chiropractic patients so much!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Our body is one big linked system! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows this to be true! Researchers suggest that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are improved. There is a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition is an issue for you or a friend, let’s see what Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can do to help! Carrolltown chiropractic may help.
Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link
It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. That’s what Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 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!