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April 2019 Healthy News: St. Francisville Chiropractic Care Improved Muscle Weakness and Vitamin C for Bone Health

 St. Francisville chiropractic non-surgical care manytimes improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.


Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may produce pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc herniation patients. Younger patients are more likely to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment. (1) That makes sense as the nerve has not been irritated as long. Disc herniations are more likely to arise in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of those are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends to be a nuisance for 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 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 occur over the following two years post surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but hardly conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for a lumbar disc herniation only accounted for 2% of all the money spent, so the researchers recommended a trial of conservative, non-operative care before choosing back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your St. Francisville back pain and related muscle weakness to Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville for St. Francisville conservative care in the beginning.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about a patient with muscle weakness accompanying a synovial cyst that resolved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

 Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

St. Francisville 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 develops. Vitamin C promotes bone regeneration by promoting osteoblast creation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are full of antioxidants known to influence bone quality. In a new report, vitamin C improved the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your St. Francisville spine specialist likes to hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or supplement! Let’s talk at your next St. Francisville chiropractic appointment.

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