Plymouth Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a Plymouth healthcare colleague to help one of our Plymouth 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 wins. Patients liked it. Both types of doctors liked getting to know each other’s treatment approaches. (1) While another study reveals that multidisciplinary conferences connecting many types 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’s all good! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is ready to help!

When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?

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 considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Count on Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.

Eat Healthy!

It’s not just a motto! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Those who eat more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those Plymouth 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!

Vitamin D and Back Pain

Plymouth chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. An better vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our Plymouth chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology knows this to be true! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology 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 upset you? A Plymouth friend? Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Plymouth chiropractic may help.

Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. That’s what Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology 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 Plymouth folks – thin and overweight – need to be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a Plymouth chiropractic appointment today with Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology. What a great first step toward relief!

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