Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial
Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a Vancouver healthcare colleague to help one of our Vancouver 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 lessen 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! Vancouver Disc Centers 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, 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) Vancouver Disc Centers, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Vancouver back pain sufferer when it’s time. Count on Vancouver Disc Centers for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.
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. If you are one of those Vancouver 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.
Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D
Low vitamin D levels for Vancouver chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Increased vitamin D levels via supplementation show lowered pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Vancouver Disc Centers thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Everything is connected! Vancouver Disc Centers knows this to be true! Researchers suggest that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are helped. 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 bothers you or a friend, let’s see what Vancouver Disc Centers can do to help! Vancouver chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis
It’s usually thought that osteoporosis happens in thin people. That’s what Vancouver Disc Centers would think. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a major risk factor for osteoporosis since fat is used by inflammatory cytokines to negatively influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Vancouver folks – thin and overweight – need to be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.
So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment today with Vancouver Disc Centers. What a great first step toward relief!