Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial
Patient benefit when doctors work together. Working with a Nashua healthcare colleague to help one of our Nashua 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 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! Moriarty Chiropractic is ready to help!
When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?
Research reports that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients show improvement within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, prime 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) Moriarty Chiropractic, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Nashua back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Moriarty Chiropractic for your back and neck pain care needs.
It’s not just a motto! Eating healthily reduces the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Those who consume more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. If you are one of those Nashua chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Less osteoporosis can potentially mean less back pain later in life, so enjoy some veggies and fruit today!
Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D
Nashua chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. An better vitamin D level helps reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Moriarty Chiropractic loves that such a simple task as a nutritional supplement may help our Nashua chiropractic patients so much!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Everything is connected! Moriarty Chiropractic knows this to be true! Researchers propose that tinnitus may be helped when cervical spine disorders are alleviated. 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 disturb you? A Nashua friend? Moriarty Chiropractic offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Nashua chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis
When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. That’s what Moriarty Chiropractic would think. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a big 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 Nashua folks – thin and overweight – need to be aware of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.
So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment today with Moriarty Chiropractic. It’s the first step toward relief!