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. Those who consume more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those Malverne chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.
Vitamin D and Back Pain
Low vitamin D levels for Malverne chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Improved vitamin D levels via supplementation show reduced pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Malverne Health & Wellness thinks it’s nice that an easy intervention as a nutritional supplement may have such a powerful impact on back pain!
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) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition bothers you or a friend, let’s see what Malverne Health & Wellness can do to help! Malverne chiropractic may help.
Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link
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!