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San Jose Chiropractic Newsletter from McMurray Chiropractic Solutions for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Patient benefit when doctors work together. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions is always ready to work with San Jose healthcare colleagues to help a San Jose chiropractic patient! A new study reports that when family medicine residents and chiropractors cooperatively care for older patients with back pain, everyone wins. 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 types 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 is all good! McMurray Chiropractic Solutions is ready to help!

When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?

Research reports that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients show improvement 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 considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) McMurray Chiropractic Solutions, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any San Jose back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust McMurray Chiropractic Solutions 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. Those who eat more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those San Jose chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (4) Less osteoporosis can potentially mean less back pain later in life, so enjoy some veggies and fruit today!

Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D

Low vitamin D levels for San Jose chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Increased vitamin D levels via supplementation show reduced pain intensity and better function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) McMurray Chiropractic Solutions loves that such a simple task as a nutritional supplement may help our San Jose chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Our body is one big linked system! McMurray Chiropractic Solutions knows this to be true! McMurray Chiropractic Solutions 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’s a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition is an issue for you  or a friend, let’s see what McMurray Chiropractic Solutions can do to help! San Jose chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions 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 San Jose folks – thin and overweight – need to be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.

If any of these topics affect you or a San Jose loved one, make a San Jose chiropractic appointment today with McMurray Chiropractic Solutions. It’s the first step toward relief!

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