All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together
Doctors working together benefits patients. Malverne Health & Wellness is always ready to work with Malverne healthcare colleagues to help a Malverne chiropractic patient! A new study reports 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 demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences connecting 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! Malverne Health & Wellness is ready to help!
Appropriate Timing for Back or Neck Surgery
It’s found 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 symptoms though 4 weeks may be considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, Malverne Health & Wellness works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Count on Malverne Health & Wellness for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.
It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Eating more fruits and vegetables resulted in higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis rate in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. If you are one of those Malverne 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
Malverne chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. Improved vitamin D levels via supplementation show reduced pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Malverne Health & Wellness loves that such a simple task as a nutritional supplement may help our Malverne chiropractic patients so much!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Our body is one big linked system! Malverne Health & Wellness knows this to be true! Malverne Health & Wellness 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’s 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 Malverne friend? Malverne Health & Wellness offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Malverne chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Osteoporosis Risk
When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. That’s what Malverne Health & Wellness would think. But not now! New research reports 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 Malverne folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.
So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a Malverne chiropractic appointment today with Malverne Health & Wellness. What a great first step toward relief!