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

New Roads Chiropractic Center provides chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE

The use of opioids is a much-discussed topic currently. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Efforts to limit this epidemic are commonly. One possibly effective way to do this is to get low back pain patients to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place 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 greatly reduced. (1) In an attempt to restrain opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been initiated which seem to reduce the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise refills for prescriptions, emergency room visits, or unplanned hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study points out that opioid use before spine surgery raised the time of opioid use after surgery and was related to worse short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) admitted not being confident in the diagnosis and management of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They asked for imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your New Roads chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your New Roads chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center is pleased 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 New Roads back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the treatment plan for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

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

New Roads CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are seeking different nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of recent literature on vitamin C efficacy stated that it has the potential to accelerate 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 New Roads chiropractor!

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Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment today at New Roads Chiropractic Center! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may clearly affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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