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

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

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE

The use of opioids is a much-debated topic these days. “Epidemic” is often linked to it. Efforts to curtail this epidemic are deliberated. One possibly effective way to do this is to get low back pain sufferers 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 significantly decreased. (1) In an attempt to reduce opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been started which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not increase prescription refills, visits to the ER, or unplanned hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study points out that opioid use before spine surgery increased the time of opioid use after surgery and was related 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 Manahawkin chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your Manahawkin chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many types! Your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is pleased to deliver care that contributes to resolving the issue of the opioid epidemic rather than contributing to it.

Listen to this podcast with Dr. George Joachim about the conservative care of Manahawkin back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the treatment plan for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

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

Manahawkin CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are seeking different nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) A review of current literature on vitamin C efficacy stated that it potentially accelerates bone healing after a fracture, enhances type I collagen synthesis, and lessens 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 enthuses your Manahawkin chiropractor!

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Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment today at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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