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Largo Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

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.

Eat Healthy!

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 mean so much for back pain!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Everything is connected! Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows this to be true! Researchers suggest that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are alleviated. There is a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition bother you? A Largo friend? Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! 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!

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