West Des Moines Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Doctors working together benefits patients. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is always ready to work with West Des Moines healthcare colleagues to help a West Des Moines chiropractic patient! A new study shows 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 connecting many kinds 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! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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, prime 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any West Des Moines back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. Those who consume more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. If you are one of those West Des Moines chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (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 West Des Moines chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! An improved vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa thinks it’s nice that a simple intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows this to be true! Researchers report that tinnitus may be helped when cervical spine disorders are improved. There’s a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition is an issue for you  or a friend, let’s see what Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can do to help! West Des Moines chiropractic may help.

Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa often thought that. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since fat is used by inflammatory cytokines to negatively control bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us West Des Moines folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. What a great first step toward relief!

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