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Manahawkin Chiropractic Newsletter from Manahawkin Chiropractic Center for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Patient benefit when doctors work together. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is always ready to work with Manahawkin healthcare colleagues to help a Manahawkin chiropractic patient! A new study shows 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 doctors reduce 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! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 symptoms though 4 weeks may be contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Manahawkin Chiropractic Center for your back and neck pain care needs.

Eat Healthy!

It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. Eating more fruits and vegetables caused higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis occurrence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. If you are one of those Manahawkin chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.

Vitamin D and Back Pain

Low vitamin D levels for Manahawkin chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Improved vitamin D levels via supplementation show reduced pain intensity and better function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center thinks it’s nice that an easy intervention as a nutritional supplement may have such a powerful impact on back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Everything is connected! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows this to be true! Manahawkin 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 alleviated, so is the tinnitus. There is a link 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 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can do to help! Manahawkin chiropractic may help.

Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think of thin people as being the ones at risk. That’s what Manahawkin Chiropractic Center would think. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a major 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 Manahawkin folks – thin and overweight – need to be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a Manahawkin chiropractic appointment today with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. What a great first step toward relief!

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