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April 2019 Healthy News: New Roads Chiropractic Care Improved Muscle Weakness and Vitamin C for Bone Health

 New Roads chiropractic non-surgical care often improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO New Roads NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may trigger pain and/or weakness for patients with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients tend to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical care. (1) That’s logical as the nerve hasn’t been irritated as long. Disc herniations tend to arise in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of them are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely to bother us in our 50’s and 60’s. Muscle weakness is found in as many as 30% to 50% of disc herniation patients. 80% of disc herniation patients with weakness demonstrate improvement with 6 weeks of non-surgical care, 90% at 12 weeks, 93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients discover that the most clinically significant weakness improvement happened within 6 weeks of spine surgery for a disc herniation. 66% of these patients had no improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Motor power improvement can take up to two years after surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but barely conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for a lumbar disc herniation only totaled 2% of all the money spent, so the researchers urged a trial of conservative, non-operative care before choosing back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your New Roads back pain and related muscle weakness to New Roads Chiropractic Center for New Roads conservative care first.

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 utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

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

New Roads CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention 

Maintaining strong bones is important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C prevents them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while bone forms. Vitamin C fosters bone regeneration by fostering osteoblast creation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to influence bone quality. In a recent report, vitamin C improved the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That is a benefit your New Roads spine specialist loves to hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or supplement! Let us chat at your next New Roads chiropractic appointment.

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