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

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

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-debated topic currently. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Attempts to limit this epidemic are deliberated. One possibly effective way to do this is to get 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 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 significantly decreased. (1) In an attempt to reduce 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, emergency room visits, or unplanned hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study points out that opioid use before spine surgery raised the time of opioid use after surgery and was related to worse 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 San Jose chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your San Jose chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many types! Your San Jose chiropractor at Chiropractic Solutions is happy to extend 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 San Jose 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.

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

San Jose 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 an hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of current literature on vitamin C efficacy reported that it has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, boosts 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 enthuses your San Jose chiropractor!

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Schedule your San Jose chiropractic appointment now at Chiropractic Solutions! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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