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New Roads Chiropractic Newsletter from New Roads Chiropractic Center for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Doctors working together benefits patients. New Roads Chiropractic Center is always ready to work with New Roads healthcare colleagues to help a New Roads chiropractic patient! 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 connecting many kinds of doctors decrease the use of spinal fusion for low back and improve the matching of surgical type to the proper patient type. (2) It is all good! New Roads Chiropractic Center is ready to help!

Proper 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, prime timing for surgery for cervical radiculopathy (arm/upper extremity pain) is within 8 weeks of symptom onset though 4 weeks may be considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any New Roads back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust New Roads Chiropractic Center for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a motto! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Eating more fruits and vegetables resulted in higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis incidence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. And to cheer those New Roads chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (4) Less osteoporosis can potentially mean less back pain later in life, so enjoy some veggies and fruit today!

Vitamin D and Back Pain

New Roads chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. An improved vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) New Roads Chiropractic Center loves that such a simple task as a nutritional supplement may help our New Roads chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! New Roads Chiropractic Center knows this to be true! New Roads Chiropractic Center just read this study about tinnitus and its potential relationship to cervical spine disorders. That makes sense! They find that when cervical spine disorders are improved, so is the tinnitus. There is a connection 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 New Roads Chiropractic Center can do to help! New Roads chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think of thin people as being the ones at risk. New Roads Chiropractic Center often thought that. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since inflammatory cytokines are used by fat to negatively control bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us New Roads folks – thin and overweight – need to be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

If any of these topics affect you or a New Roads loved one, make a New Roads chiropractic appointment today with New Roads Chiropractic Center. It’s the first step toward relief!

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