Paramus Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Paramus healthcare colleague to help one of our Paramus chiropractic patients is always an honor! A new study shows that when family medicine residents and chiropractors cooperatively care for older patients with back pain, everyone benefits. 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 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! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is ready to help!

When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?

Research reports that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients improve within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, prime timing for surgery for cervical radiculopathy (arm/upper extremity pain) is within 8 weeks of symptom onset though 4 weeks may be contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Paramus back pain sufferer when it’s time. Count on Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. 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. And to cheer those Paramus chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (4) Less osteoporosis can potentially mean less back pain later in life, so enjoy some veggies and fruit today!

Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D

Low vitamin D levels for Paramus chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Increased vitamin D levels via supplementation show lowered pain intensity and better function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our Paramus chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows this to be true! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation 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 is a connection between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition is an issue for you  or a friend, let’s see what Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center can do to help! Paramus chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Osteoporosis Risk

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think of thin people as being the ones at risk. That’s what Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center would think. 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 Paramus folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a Paramus chiropractic appointment today with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. What a great first step toward relief!

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