All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together
Doctors working together benefits patients. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is always ready to work with Largo healthcare colleagues to help a Largo 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 demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences involving many types of doctors 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! Hollstrom & Associates Inc is ready to help!
When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?
Research reports 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 symptoms though 4 weeks may be contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, Hollstrom & Associates Inc works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Hollstrom & Associates Inc for your back and neck pain care needs.
It’s not just a slogan! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Eating more fruits and vegetables caused higher bone mineral density and less osteoporosis incidence in middle-aged and elderly persons with lower body mass indices. And to cheer those Largo 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
Largo chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. An improved vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Hollstrom & Associates Inc thinks it’s nice that an easy intervention as a nutritional supplement may have such a powerful impact on back pain!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Everything is connected! Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows this to be true! Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 alleviated, so is the tinnitus. There is 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc can do to help! Largo chiropractic may help.
Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis
It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. Hollstrom & Associates Inc often thought that. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a big 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 Largo 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 Largo loved one, make a Largo chiropractic appointment today with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. It’s the first step toward relief!