MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO New Roads NON-SURGICAL
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 those
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 show
improvement with 6 weeks of non-operative 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 using
the Cox® Technic
New Roads CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Keeping bones strong 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 formation.
(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
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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New Roads Chiropractic Center is here to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to New Roads Chiropractic Center!
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