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

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

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE

The use of opioids is a much-discussed topic these days. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Attempts to limit this epidemic are deliberated. One possibly effective way to do this is to get low back pain sufferers to begin 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 significantly reduced. (1) In an attempt to reduce opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been initiated which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not increase prescription refills, emergency room visits, or unexpected hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study explains that opioid use before spine surgery increased 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%) admitted not being confident in the diagnosis and management of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They asked for imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Sandy Springs chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many types! Your Sandy Springs chiropractor at Cross Chiropractic Center is pleased to extend 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 Sandy Springs back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the treatment plan for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Sandy Springs chiropractic shares tips on nutrition like vitamin C for boosting collagen production that decreases in musculoskeletal conditions. 

Sandy Springs CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are seeking various nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) A review of current literature on vitamin C efficacy stated that it has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, enhances 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 excites your Sandy Springs chiropractor!

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment now at Cross Chiropractic Center! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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