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

Spinal Care Clinic provides chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE

The use of opioids is a much-debated topic currently. “Epidemic” is often correlated with it. Attempts to curb this epidemic are deliberated. One potentially effective way to do this is to urge low back pain patients to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (instead of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this occurred in a study of 216,504 US adults with a new low back pain episode, the early and long-term use of opioids was greatly reduced. (1) In an attempt to reduce opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been established which seem to reduce the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not increase prescription refills, visits to the ER, or unplanned 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 poorer 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 requested imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many kinds! Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic is pleased to deliver 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 Burlington and Hamilton 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.

Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic shares tips on nutrition like vitamin C for boosting collagen production that decreases in musculoskeletal conditions. 

Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are seeking assorted nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of recent literature on vitamin C efficacy stated 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 excites your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor!

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Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment today at Spinal Care Clinic! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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