CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE
Opioid use is a much-discussed topic currently. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Efforts to limit this epidemic are deliberated. One potentially effective way to do this is to get low back pain sufferers to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place 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 substantially decreased. (1) In an effort to reduce opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been established which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise refills for prescriptions, visits to the ER, or unexpected hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study points out that opioid use before spine surgery raised the time of opioid use after surgery and was linked to worse 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 ordered imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor at New Hampshire Spine and Sport is happy to offer 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 Southern New Hampshire 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.
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VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are seeking 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 has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, enhances 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractor!
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Schedule your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment now at New Hampshire Spine and Sport! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.