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

Spengel Chiropractic delivers chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE

The use of opioids is a much-discussed topic these days. “Epidemic” is often correlated with it. Efforts to limit this epidemic are commonly. One potentially effective way to do this is to urge low back pain sufferers to begin 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 significantly decreased. (1) In an attempt to reduce 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 refills for prescriptions, emergency room visits, or unexpected 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%) reported not being confident in the diagnosis and management of 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 McHenry chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your McHenry chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many types! Your McHenry chiropractor at Spengel Chiropractic is happy to offer care that adds to the potential resolution of the opioid crisis rather than contributing to it.

Listen to this podcast with Dr. George Joachim about the conservative care of McHenry 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.

McHenry chiropractic shares tips on nutrition like vitamin C for boosting collagen production that decreases in musculoskeletal conditions. 

McHenry CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are evaluating a variety of nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of recent literature on vitamin C efficacy stated that it has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, boosts type I collagen synthesis, and decreases 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 McHenry chiropractor!

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Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment now at Spengel Chiropractic! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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