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

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

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE

The use of opioids is a much-discussed topic today. “Epidemic” is often correlated with it. Attempts to limit this epidemic are deliberated. 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 ensued 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 restrain opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been established which seem to reduce the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise refills for prescriptions, 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%) 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 Millville chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Millville chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many kinds! Your Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic is pleased 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 Millville back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the treatment plan for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

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

Millville CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are trying a variety of nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an 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 Millville chiropractor!

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Schedule your Millville chiropractic appointment today at Wilson Family Chiropractic! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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