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October 2019 Healthy News: Vitamin C for Collagen and Chiropractic for Opioid Use Reduction

Vancouver Disc Centers delivers chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-debated topic today. “Epidemic” is often correlated with it. Efforts to curtail this epidemic are deliberated. One potentially effective way to do this is to get low back pain sufferers to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this came about in a study of 216,504 US adults with a new low back pain episode, the early and long-term use of opioids was significantly reduced. (1) In an attempt to curb opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been started which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not increase refills for prescriptions, visits to the ER, or unplanned hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study explains that opioid use before spine surgery increased the time of opioid use after surgery and was related to poorer short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) reported not being confident in the diagnosis and management of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They ordered imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Vancouver chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your Vancouver chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Disc Centers is happy to deliver care that adds to the potential resolution of the opioid crisis rather than contributing to it.

Listen to this podcast with Dr. George Joachim about the conservative care of Vancouver back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the path of care for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Vancouver chiropractic offers tips on nutrition like vitamin C for boosting collagen production that decreases in musculoskeletal conditions. 

Vancouver CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are trying various nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) A review of recent literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it potentially accelerates bone healing after a fracture, boosts type I collagen synthesis, and decreases oxidative stress in an antioxidative role…with no adverse effects! (6) When it comes to benefits for musculoskeletal issues, information like this on vitamin C enthuses your Vancouver chiropractor!

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Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment today at Vancouver Disc Centers! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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