MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO West Palm Beach NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may cause pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc
herniation patients. Younger patients tend
to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment.
(1) That’s logical as the nerve hasn’t been inflamed
for very long. Disc herniations are more likely to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of those
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends to bother us in our 50’s and 60’s. Muscle weakness appears in as
many as 30% to 50% of disc herniation patients.
80% of disc herniation patients with weakness show
improvement with 6 weeks of non-operative care, 90% at 12 weeks,
93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients find
that the most clinically significant weakness improvement came
within 6 weeks of spine surgery for a disc herniation. 66% of these patients had no
improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Improvement in motor power can take up to two years post
surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but hardly conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for
a lumbar disc herniation only totaled 2% of all the money
spent, so the researchers recommended a trial of conservative,
non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your West Palm Beach back pain and related muscle weakness to Chiropractic Care
for West Palm Beach conservative care at
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about a patient with muscle weakness due to
a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care using
the Cox® Technic
West Palm Beach CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Maintaining strong bones is
important, and vitamin C can help! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that decay bone tissue. Vitamin C blocks
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C promotes bone
regeneration by promoting osteoblast formation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a recent study, vitamin C improved
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That
is a benefit your West Palm Beach spine specialist likes to
hear! Consume your vitamin C every day! Eat, or
supplement! Let us talk at your next West Palm Beach
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Chiropractic Care is ready to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Chiropractic Care!
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