Baton Rouge Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Doctors working together benefits patients. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is always ready to work with Baton Rouge healthcare colleagues to help a Baton Rouge 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 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) Naturally, Spine & Sports Rehab Center works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Count on Spine & Sports Rehab Center for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.

Eat Healthy!

It’s not just a slogan! 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 Baton Rouge 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

Baton Rouge chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. Improved vitamin D levels via supplementation show reduced pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Spine & Sports Rehab Center loves that such a simple task as a nutritional supplement may help our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients so much!

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

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. That’s what Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 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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