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

The Novelli Wellness Center delivers 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 linked to it. Efforts to limit this epidemic are deliberated. One possibly effective way to do this is to urge low back pain patients to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (instead 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 greatly decreased. (1) In an attempt to restrain opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been started which seem to decrease 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 explains that opioid use before spine surgery raised 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%) admitted not being confident in the diagnosis and management of 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor at The Novelli Wellness Center is pleased 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 Buffalo, NY 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.

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

Buffalo, NY CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are evaluating assorted nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of current literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it potentially accelerates bone healing after a fracture, boosts type I collagen synthesis, and decreases 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractor!

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today at The Novelli Wellness Center! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may clearly affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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