CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE
Opioid use is a much-discussed
topic currently. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Attempts to limit
this epidemic are commonly. One possibly
effective way to do this is to get low back pain sufferers
to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place
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 effort to curb opioid use after
spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been initiated
which seem to reduce 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 points out
that opioid use before spine surgery increased the time of opioid
use after surgery and was linked to worse short-term
and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general
practitioners in France (57.3%) reported 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 Auburn
chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your Auburn chiropractor is
confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many types!
Your Auburn chiropractor at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is happy
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 Auburn back
pain due to spinal stenosis with the
Cox® Technic System on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the
path of care for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.
CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are trying
different nutritional interventions. Adding
vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one
hour before exercise potentially improves
collagen synthesis. (5) A
review of recent literature on vitamin C efficacy reported
that it has the potential to accelerate bone
healing after a fracture, boosts type I collagen synthesis, and lessens
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 Auburn chiropractor!
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment
today at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.! Chiropractic care with conservative options
like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively affect
your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.