Call us to set up an appointment! 315.782.0440

Watertown Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Patient benefit when doctors work together. Watertown Wellness Center is always ready to work with Watertown healthcare colleagues to help a Watertown chiropractic patient! A new study shows that when family medicine residents and chiropractors cooperatively care for older patients with back pain, everyone benefits. 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 providers lessen the use of spinal fusion for low back and improve the matching of surgical type to the proper patient type. (2) It’s all good! Watertown Wellness Center is ready to help!

Appropriate Timing for Back or Neck Surgery

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 symptom onset though 4 weeks may be considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Naturally, Watertown Wellness Center works toward surgery necessity but knows when to refer appropriate patients for surgical care. There are times when it is. Trust Watertown Wellness Center for your back and neck pain care needs.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a motto! Eating healthily reduces the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Consuming 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 Watertown 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

Low vitamin D levels for Watertown chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! Improved vitamin D levels via supplementation show reduced pain intensity and improved function ability in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Watertown Wellness Center loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our Watertown chiropractic patients so much!

Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related

Everything is connected! Watertown Wellness Center knows this to be true! Researchers suggest that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are alleviated. There is a connection between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition bothers you  or a friend, let’s see what Watertown Wellness Center can do to help! Watertown chiropractic may help.

Obesity Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. That’s what Watertown Wellness Center 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 influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Watertown folks – thin and overweight – need to be attentive of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.

So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Make a Watertown chiropractic appointment today with Watertown Wellness Center. What a great first step toward relief!

"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."