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

Vancouver Spine Care Centre delivers chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-discussed topic today. “Epidemic” is often linked to it. Efforts to curtail this epidemic are commonly. One possibly effective way to do this is to urge 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 came about in a study of 216,504 US adults with a new low back pain episode, the early and long-term use of opioids was substantially reduced. (1) In an effort to restrain opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been started which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not increase refills for prescriptions, visits to the ER, or unplanned hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study points out that opioid use before spine surgery increased the time of opioid use after surgery and was related 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 requested imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Vancouver chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your Vancouver chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many kinds! Your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Spine Care Centre is happy to deliver care that contributes to resolving the issue of the opioid epidemic rather than contributing to it.

Listen to this podcast with Dr. George Joachim about the conservative care of Vancouver 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.

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

Vancouver CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are evaluating different 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 reported 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 enthuses your Vancouver chiropractor!

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Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment today at Vancouver Spine Care Centre! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may clearly affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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