Severna Park Chiropractic Newsletter from Back And Neck Care Center for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Doctors working together benefits patients. Back And Neck Care Center is always ready to work with Severna Park healthcare colleagues to help a Severna Park 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 providers lessen 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! Back And Neck Care Center is ready to help!

Proper 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, optimal timing for surgery for cervical radiculopathy (arm/upper extremity pain) is within 8 weeks of symptom onset though 4 weeks may be contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, Back And Neck Care Center works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Count on Back And Neck Care Center for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a motto! Eating healthily lowers the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Eating more fruits and vegetables resulted in higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis occurrence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. If you are one of those Severna Park chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.

Vitamin D and Back Pain

Severna Park 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) Back And Neck Care Center loves that such a simple task as a nutritional supplement may help our Severna Park chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Back And Neck Care Center knows this to be true! Researchers report that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are alleviated. There’s a connection between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition disturb you? A Severna Park friend? Back And Neck Care Center offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Severna Park chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis happens in thin people. That’s what Back And Neck Care Center would think. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a major 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 Severna Park folks – thin and overweight – need to be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a Severna Park chiropractic appointment today with Back And Neck Care Center. What a great first step toward relief!

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