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

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn provides chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE REDUCE OPIOID USE

The use of opioids is a much-discussed topic these days. “Epidemic” is often associated with it. Attempts to curtail this epidemic are widely debated. One potentially effective way to do this is to get low back pain sufferers to begin care with a conservative healthcare provider (instead 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 attempt to reduce opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been initiated which seem to reduce the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not raise prescription refills, emergency room visits, or unplanned hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study explains that opioid use before spine surgery raised the time of opioid use after surgery and was linked to worse short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) reported not being confident in the diagnosis and management of 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 Ashburn chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Ashburn chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many types! Your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is pleased to offer 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 Ashburn back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the path of care for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

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

Ashburn CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are trying a variety of nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of current literature on vitamin C efficacy stated that it has the potential to accelerate bone healing after a fracture, boosts type I collagen synthesis, and decreases 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 Ashburn chiropractor!

CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment today at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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