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Toronto Chiropractic Newsletter for February 2017

Combined DC/MD Care is Beneficial

Doctors working together benefits patients. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is always ready to work with Toronto healthcare colleagues to help a Toronto chiropractic patient! A new study shows 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 connecting 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! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 symptom onset though 4 weeks may be contemplated and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any Toronto back pain sufferer when it’s time. Count on Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre for your non-surgical back pain and neck pain care.

Healthy Eating!

It’s not just a motto! Healthy eating improves bone mineral density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. Those who eat more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those Toronto 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 Toronto chronic low back pain sufferers isn’t good. The good news is that vitamin D supplementation helps! An improved vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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) If tinnitus along with a cervical spine condition bothers you  or a friend, let’s see what Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre can do to help! Toronto chiropractic may help.

Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link

When we think about osteoporosis, we used to think of thin people as being the ones at risk. That’s what Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre would think. But not now! New research finds that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since inflammatory cytokines are used by fat to negatively influence bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us Toronto folks – thin and overweight – must be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to manage it.

If any of these topics affect you or a Toronto loved one, schedule a Toronto chiropractic appointment today with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. It’s the first step toward relief!

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