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

Soft Health and Healing Clinic provides chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-discussed topic today. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Attempts to curb this epidemic are deliberated. One potentially effective way to do this is to get low back pain patients to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this ensued 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 decreased. (1) In an effort to curb opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been initiated which seem to reduce 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 points out 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%) reported not being confident in diagnosing and managing 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 Brooks chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your Brooks chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your Brooks chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic is happy 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 Brooks back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the treatment plan for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Brooks chiropractic offers tips on nutrition like vitamin C for boosting collagen production that decreases in musculoskeletal conditions. 

Brooks CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are trying assorted nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) A review of recent literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it potentially accelerates bone healing after a fracture, boosts 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 enthuses your Brooks chiropractor!

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Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment today at Soft Health and Healing Clinic! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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