Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial
Doctors working together benefits patients. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is always ready to work with Groton healthcare colleagues to help a Groton 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 demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences connecting many types of providers reduce the use of spinal fusion for low back and improve the matching of surgical type to the proper patient type. (2) It’s all good! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is ready to help!
When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?
It’s found that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients show improvement within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, optimal 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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Groton back pain sufferer when it’s time. Count on Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.
It’s not just a motto! Eating healthily lowers the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Those who consume more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. If you are one of those Groton chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Less osteoporosis can potentially mean less back pain later in life, so enjoy some veggies and fruit today!
Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D
Low vitamin D levels for Groton chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! An improved vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Everything is connected! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office knows this to be true! Researchers suggest that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are improved. 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 Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office can do to help! Groton 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. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office often thought that. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since fat is used by inflammatory cytokines to negatively control bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Groton folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.
So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a Groton chiropractic appointment today with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. What a great first step toward relief!