All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together
Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Montreal healthcare colleague to help one of our Montreal 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 wins. 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 decrease 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! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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, optimal 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) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Montreal back pain sufferer when it’s time. Count on Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.
It’s not just a motto! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. Those who eat more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those Montreal 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!
Vitamin D and Back Pain
Montreal chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. Improved vitamin D levels via supplementation show lowered pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may have such a powerful impact on back pain!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Everything is connected! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows this to be true! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition upset you? A Montreal friend? Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Montreal chiropractic may help.
Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link
It’s usually thought that osteoporosis happens in thin people. That’s what Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic would think. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since inflammatory cytokines are used by fat to negatively influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Montreal folks – thin and overweight – need to be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.
If any of these topics affect you or a Montreal loved one, schedule a Montreal chiropractic appointment today with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. It’s the first step toward relief!