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Tarrytown Chiropractic Newsletter from Tarrytown Chiropractic for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Tarrytown healthcare colleague to help one of our Tarrytown chiropractic patients is always an honor! A new study shows 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 demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences connecting many kinds of providers decrease 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! Tarrytown Chiropractic is ready to help!

Proper Timing for Back or Neck Surgery

It’s found that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients show improvement within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, prime timing for surgery for cervical radiculopathy (arm/upper extremity pain) is within 8 weeks of symptoms though 4 weeks may be considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, Tarrytown Chiropractic works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Tarrytown Chiropractic for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Eating more fruits and vegetables resulted in higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis incidence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. And to cheer those Tarrytown 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!

Vitamin D and Back Pain

Low vitamin D levels for Tarrytown chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! An improved vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Tarrytown Chiropractic thinks it’s nice that an easy intervention as a nutritional supplement may mean so much for back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Everything is connected! Tarrytown Chiropractic knows this to be true! Researchers report that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are improved. 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 bothers you  or a friend, let’s see what Tarrytown Chiropractic can do to help! Tarrytown chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. That’s what Tarrytown Chiropractic would think. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a major risk factor for osteoporosis since fat is used by inflammatory cytokines to negatively control bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Tarrytown folks – thin and overweight – must be aware of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

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

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