CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE
Opioid use is a much-debated topic these days. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Efforts to limit this epidemic are commonly. One possibly effective way to do this is to urge low back pain sufferers to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (instead of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this happened in a study of 216,504 US adults with a new low back pain episode, the early and long-term use of opioids was substantially decreased. (1) In an attempt to restrain opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been started which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise prescription refills, emergency room visits, or unexpected 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 linked 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 ordered imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Nashua chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Nashua chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your Nashua chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic 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 Nashua 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.
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VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are evaluating 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, enhances 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 excites your Nashua chiropractor!
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Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment today at Moriarty Chiropractic! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.