Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial
Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Oxford healthcare colleague to help one of our Oxford 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 reveals that multidisciplinary conferences involving many types of providers reduce the use of spinal fusion for low back and improve the matching of surgical type to the proper patient type. (2) It’s all good! Satterwhite Chiropractic is ready to help!
When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?
Research reports that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients show improvement 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) Naturally, Satterwhite Chiropractic works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Satterwhite Chiropractic for your back and neck pain care needs.
It’s not just a motto! Eating healthily lowers the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Eating 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 Oxford 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
Oxford chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. An improved vitamin D level helps reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Satterwhite Chiropractic thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Our body is one big linked system! Satterwhite Chiropractic knows this to be true! Researchers propose that tinnitus may be helped when cervical spine disorders are improved. There’s a link 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 Satterwhite Chiropractic can do to help! Oxford chiropractic may help.
Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link
When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think of thin people as being the ones at risk. Satterwhite Chiropractic often thought that. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a major risk factor for osteoporosis since inflammatory cytokines are used by fat to negatively control bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Oxford folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.
If any of these topics affect you or a Oxford loved one, schedule a Oxford chiropractic appointment today with Satterwhite Chiropractic. What a great first step toward relief!