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Richmond Chiropractic Newsletter from Johnson Chiropractic for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Doctors working together benefits patients. Johnson Chiropractic is always ready to work with Richmond healthcare colleagues to help a Richmond 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 reveals 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’s all good! Johnson Chiropractic is ready to help!

Proper Timing for Back or Neck Surgery

It’s found that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients show improvement within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, optimal timing for surgery for cervical radiculopathy (arm/upper extremity pain) is within 8 weeks of symptom onset though 4 weeks may be contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Johnson Chiropractic, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Richmond back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Johnson Chiropractic for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Eating more fruits and vegetables caused higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis rate in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. And to cheer those Richmond chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (4) Less osteoporosis can potentially mean less back pain later in life, so enjoy some veggies and fruit today!

Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D

Low vitamin D levels for Richmond chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Increased vitamin D levels via supplementation show lowered pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Johnson Chiropractic thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may have such a powerful impact on back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Everything is connected! Johnson Chiropractic knows this to be true! Johnson Chiropractic 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 Johnson Chiropractic can do to help! Richmond chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. That’s what Johnson Chiropractic 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 Richmond folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.

If any of these topics affect you or a Richmond loved one, make a Richmond chiropractic appointment today with Johnson Chiropractic. It’s the first step toward relief!

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