Buffalo, NY Chiropractic Newsletter from The Novelli Wellness Center for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Buffalo, NY healthcare colleague to help one of our Buffalo, NY 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 demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences involving many types of providers lessen 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! The Novelli Wellness Center is ready to help!

Appropriate Timing for Back or Neck Surgery

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 symptoms though 4 weeks may be contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, The Novelli Wellness Center works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust The Novelli Wellness Center for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a motto! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Consuming more fruits and vegetables resulted in higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis incidence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. If you are one of those Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.

Vitamin D and Back Pain

Low vitamin D levels for Buffalo, NY chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! An improved vitamin D level helps reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) The Novelli Wellness Center loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! The Novelli Wellness Center knows this to be true! The Novelli Wellness Center 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 alleviated, so is the tinnitus. There is a connection between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition concerns you  or a friend, let’s see what The Novelli Wellness Center can do to help! Buffalo, NY chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Osteoporosis Risk

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. The Novelli Wellness Center often thought that. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since fat is used by inflammatory cytokines to negatively influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Buffalo, NY folks – thin and overweight – need to be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today with The Novelli Wellness Center. It’s the first step toward relief!

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