CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE
The use of opioids is a much-debated topic these days. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Attempts to limit this epidemic are deliberated. One possibly effective way to do this is to urge 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 decreased. (1) In an effort to restrain opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been initiated 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 points out 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%) admitted not being confident in diagnosing and managing patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They requested imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Augusta chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Augusta chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many types! Your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is happy to offer 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 Augusta back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the path of care for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.
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VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are evaluating different nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of current literature on vitamin C efficacy stated 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 Augusta chiropractor!
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