Sandy Springs Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Doctors working together benefits patients. Cross Chiropractic Center is always ready to work with Sandy Springs healthcare colleagues to help a Sandy Springs chiropractic patient! A new study shows 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 reveals that multidisciplinary conferences connecting many types of doctors lessen 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! Cross Chiropractic Center is ready to help!

When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?

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 symptoms though 4 weeks may be contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, Cross Chiropractic Center works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Cross Chiropractic Center for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a motto! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. 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 Sandy Springs chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Less osteoporosis can potentially mean less back pain later in life, so enjoy some veggies and fruit today!

Vitamin D and Back Pain

Low vitamin D levels for Sandy Springs chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! An improved vitamin D level helps reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Cross Chiropractic Center thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may have such a powerful impact on back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Everything is connected! Cross Chiropractic Center knows this to be true! Cross Chiropractic Center 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 improved, so is the tinnitus. There’s a connection between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition concerns you  or a friend, let’s see what Cross Chiropractic Center can do to help! Sandy Springs chiropractic may help.

Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis happens in thin people. Cross Chiropractic Center 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 Sandy Springs folks – thin and overweight – need to be aware of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.

If any of these topics affect you or a Sandy Springs loved one, schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today with Cross Chiropractic Center. What a great first step toward relief!

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