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! Disc Centers Of America is ready to help!
When Would Back Surgery Be Appropriate?
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, Disc Centers Of America works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Disc Centers Of America for your back and neck pain care needs.
It’s not just a motto! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Those who consume more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. 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
Buffalo, NY 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) Disc Centers Of America 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! Disc Centers Of America knows this to be true! Researchers suggest that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are alleviated. 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 bother you? A Buffalo, NY friend? Disc Centers Of America offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Buffalo, NY chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Osteoporosis Risk
It’s usually thought that osteoporosis happens in thin people. Disc Centers Of America 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 Disc Centers Of America. What a great first step toward relief!