West Palm Beach Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

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) Moses Chiropractic, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any West Palm Beach back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Moses Chiropractic for your back and neck pain care needs.

Eat Healthy!

It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Those who eat more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those West Palm Beach chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.

Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D

West Palm Beach chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. Increased vitamin D levels via supplementation show lowered pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Moses Chiropractic loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients so much!

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.

Obesity Increases Osteoporosis Risk

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis happens in thin people. 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.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today with Moses Chiropractic. It’s the first step toward relief!

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