Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial
Patient benefit when doctors work together. Moses Chiropractic is always ready to work with West Palm Beach healthcare colleagues to help a West Palm Beach chiropractic patient! A new study reports that when family medicine residents and chiropractors cooperatively care for older patients with back pain, everyone wins. 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 kinds 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! Moses Chiropractic is ready to help!
Appropriate Timing for Back or Neck Surgery
It’s found that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients improve 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) Naturally, Moses Chiropractic works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Count on Moses Chiropractic for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.
It’s not just a slogan! Eating healthily lowers the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Consuming more fruits and vegetables resulted in 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 West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach 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) Moses Chiropractic thinks it’s nice that an easy intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Everything is connected! Moses Chiropractic knows this to be true! Researchers report 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) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition disturb you? A West Palm Beach friend? Moses Chiropractic offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! West Palm Beach 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 Moses Chiropractic would think. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a big 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 West Palm Beach folks – thin and overweight – must be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.
If any of these topics affect you or a West Palm Beach loved one, schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today with Moses Chiropractic. It’s the first step toward relief!