MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO St. Francisville NON-SURGICAL
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
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
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is ready to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville!
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