October 2019 Healthy News: Vitamin C for Collagen and Chiropractic for Opioid Use Reduction

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa delivers chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-discussed topic these days. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Attempts to limit this epidemic are commonly. One potentially effective way to do this is to urge low back pain patients to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this came about in a study of 216,504 US adults with a new low back pain episode, the early and long-term use of opioids was significantly reduced. (1) In an effort to curb opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been initiated which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise refills for prescriptions, emergency room visits, or unplanned hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study explains that opioid use before spine surgery increased the time of opioid use after surgery and was linked to poorer short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) admitted not being confident in diagnosing and managing patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They asked for imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your West Des Moines chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your West Des Moines chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many types! Your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is happy to deliver 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 West Des Moines back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the treatment plan for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

West Des Moines chiropractic offers tips on nutrition like vitamin C for boosting collagen production that decreases in musculoskeletal conditions. 

West Des Moines CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are trying various nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of current literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it potentially accelerates bone healing after a fracture, enhances 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 excites your West Des Moines chiropractor!

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment now at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may clearly impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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