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

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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-debated topic today. “Epidemic” is often linked to it. Attempts to curtail this epidemic are deliberated. One potentially effective way to do this is to urge 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 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 substantially reduced. (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 raised the time of opioid use after surgery and was related to poorer short-term and long-term outcomes for cervical spine fusion. (3) Since most general practitioners in France (57.3%) reported not being confident in diagnosing and managing 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor makes much sense. (4) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is confident in diagnosing and treating back pain of many varieties! Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is happy to extend care that adds to the potential resolution of the opioid crisis rather than contributing to it.

Listen to this podcast with Dr. George Joachim about the conservative care of Baton Rouge 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.

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

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VITAMIN C ENHANCES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Wanting to improve connective tissue, researchers are evaluating various nutritional interventions. Adding vitamin C enriched gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen supplementation one hour before exercise is found to potentially improve collagen synthesis. (5) An analysis of current literature on vitamin C efficacy stated that it potentially accelerates bone healing after a fracture, enhances type I collagen synthesis, and lessens 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor!

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation! Chiropractic care with conservative options like spinal manipulation and nutrition may clearly affect your painful musculoskeletal condition without opioids.

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