New York City Chiropractic Newsletter from Innate Wisdom for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Patient benefit when doctors work together. Innate Wisdom is always ready to work with New York City healthcare colleagues to help a New York City chiropractic patient! A new study shows that when family medicine residents and chiropractors cooperatively care for older patients with back pain, everyone benefits. Patients liked it. Both types of doctors liked getting to know each other’s treatment approaches. (1) While another study reveals that multidisciplinary conferences involving many kinds of doctors 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! Innate Wisdom is ready to help!

When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?

It’s found that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients improve within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, optimal 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) Naturally, Innate Wisdom works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Innate Wisdom for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a slogan! Eating healthily lowers the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Consuming more fruits and vegetables caused higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis incidence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. If you are one of those New York City chiropractic patients who don’t like vegetables much, you are in luck! Fruit more so than vegetables seems to be better. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.

Vitamin D and Back Pain

New York City chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. An better vitamin D level helps reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Innate Wisdom loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our New York City chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! Innate Wisdom knows this to be true! Innate Wisdom just read this study about tinnitus and its potential relationship to cervical spine disorders. That makes sense! They find that when cervical spine disorders are improved, so is the tinnitus. There is a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition bother you? A New York City friend? Innate Wisdom offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! New York City chiropractic may help.

Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. Innate Wisdom often thought that. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a major risk factor for osteoporosis since inflammatory cytokines are used by fat to negatively influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us New York City folks – thin and overweight – need to be aware of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

If any of these topics affect you or a New York City loved one, schedule a New York City chiropractic appointment today with Innate Wisdom. It’s the first step toward relief!

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