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

Palmer Chiropractic Center 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-debated topic today. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Attempts to curtail this epidemic are deliberated. One possibly effective way to do this is to urge low back pain sufferers to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (instead of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this happened 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 attempt to curb opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been established which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise prescription refills, visits to the ER, 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%) reported not being confident in diagnosing and managing patients with lumbar spinal stenosis back pain - They ordered imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Lynchburg chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your Lynchburg chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many types! Your Lynchburg chiropractor at Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 Lynchburg 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.

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

Lynchburg CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are seeking assorted 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 stated that it has the potential to accelerate 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 Lynchburg chiropractor!

CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center

Schedule your Lynchburg chiropractic appointment today at Palmer Chiropractic Center! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may clearly impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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