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

Hutter Chiropractic Office delivers 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-discussed 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 urge low back pain sufferers to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (instead of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this came about in a study of 216,504 US adults with a new low back pain episode, the early and long-term use of opioids was substantially reduced. (1) In an attempt to curb opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been established which seem to reduce the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise refills for prescriptions, emergency room visits, or unexpected 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 linked 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 requested imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Groton chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Groton chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your Groton chiropractor at Hutter Chiropractic Office is happy 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 Groton back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the path of care for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

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

Groton CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are evaluating a variety of nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one 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, boosts 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 Groton chiropractor!

CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment today at Hutter Chiropractic Office! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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