Groton Chiropractic Newsletter from Hutter Chiropractic Office for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Doctors working together benefits patients. 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! Hutter Chiropractic Office is ready to help!

When Would Back Surgery Be Appropriate?

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) 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 Hutter Chiropractic Office for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.

Healthy Eating!

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) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.

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) Hutter Chiropractic Office 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! Hutter Chiropractic Office knows this to be true! Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 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. 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 Hutter Chiropractic Office. What a great first step toward relief!

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