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Ashburn Chiropractic Newsletter from Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn for February 2017

All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together

Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a Ashburn healthcare colleague to help one of our Ashburn chiropractic patients is always an honor! 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 reveals that multidisciplinary conferences involving many kinds of doctors lessen 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! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is ready to help!

When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?

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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Ashburn back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a slogan! Eating healthily reduces the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Those who eat more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those Ashburn chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (4) Eat some fruit and vegetables today for less osteoporosis and pain tomorrow.

Vitamin D and Back Pain

Low vitamin D levels for Ashburn chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Increased vitamin D levels via supplementation show reduced pain intensity and better function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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

Our body is one big linked system! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows this to be true! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 improved, so is the tinnitus. 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 upset you? A Ashburn friend? Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! Ashburn chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Osteoporosis Risk

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think thin people were at risk. That’s what Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn would think. But not now! New research reports 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 Ashburn folks – thin and overweight – need to be aware of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

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

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