Baton Rouge Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Baton Rouge healthcare colleague to help one of our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients is always an honor! 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 reveals that multidisciplinary conferences involving many kinds of doctors 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! Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready to help!

Appropriate Timing for Back or Neck Surgery

It’s found that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients show improvement within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, prime timing for surgery for cervical radiculopathy (arm/upper extremity pain) is within 8 weeks of symptoms though 4 weeks may be contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Baton Rouge back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Spine & Sports Rehab Center for your back and neck pain care needs.

Eat Healthy!

It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Consuming more fruits and vegetables resulted in higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis incidence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. If you are one of those Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center thinks it’s nice that an easy intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows this to be true! Researchers report that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are alleviated. 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 Baton Rouge friend? Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Baton Rouge chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Osteoporosis Risk

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 Baton Rouge folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. What a great first step toward relief!

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