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

Moses Chiropractic delivers chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-debated topic currently. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Attempts to curtail this epidemic are commonly. One potentially effective way to do this is to get low back pain sufferers to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place 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 effort to restrain 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 prescription refills, visits to the ER, or unplanned 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 related to worse short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) reported 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your West Palm Beach chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic is happy to offer care that adds to the potential resolution of the opioid crisis rather than contributing to it.

Listen to this podcast with Dr. George Joachim about the conservative care of West Palm Beach 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.

West Palm Beach chiropractic shares tips on nutrition like vitamin C for boosting collagen production that decreases in musculoskeletal conditions. 

West Palm Beach CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are seeking different nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) A review of recent literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, boosts type I collagen synthesis, and decreases 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor!

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Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today at Moses Chiropractic! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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