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

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre delivers chiropractic treatment as an option to opioids for back pain relief. 

CHIROPRACTIC AND/OR PT CARE DIMINISH OPIOID USE

Opioid use is a much-discussed topic today. “Epidemic” is often correlated with it. Attempts to curb this epidemic are commonly. One potentially effective way to do this is to urge low back pain sufferers to start care with a conservative healthcare provider (in place of a primary care provider) like a chiropractor, physical therapist or acupuncturist. When this happened in a study of 216,504 US adults with a new low back pain episode, the early and long-term use of opioids was greatly decreased. (1) In an effort to curb opioid use after spine surgery, new prescribing limits have been established which seem to decrease the 30-day post-operative opioid use and not increase refills for prescriptions, emergency room visits, or unexpected hospital readmissions or reoperations for pain. (2) Another study points out that opioid use before spine surgery increased the time of opioid use after surgery and was related 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 asked for imaging (98.8%) and corticoid spinal injections (71.4%) and referred to another specialist (100%). – conservative care with practitioners like your Toronto chiropractor is understandable. (4) Your Toronto chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is happy to extend 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 Toronto back pain due to spinal stenosis with the Cox® Technic System on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the path of care for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis.

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

Toronto CHIROPRATIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

VITAMIN C BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

With a goal of improving connective tissue, researchers are seeking different nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation an hour before exercise potentially improves collagen synthesis. (5) A review of current literature on vitamin C efficacy reported 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 Toronto chiropractor!

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Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment today at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may positively impact your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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