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April 2019 Healthy News: West Palm Beach Chiropractic Care Improved Muscle Weakness and Vitamin C for Bone Health

 West Palm Beach chiropractic non-surgical care manytimes improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.


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 non-operative care at the outset.

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 System.

 Chiropractic Care may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 chiropractic appointment.

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