MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Burlington and Hamilton NON-SURGICAL
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 quickly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment.
(1) That’s logical as the nerve has not been inflamed
for very long. Disc herniations tend to arise
in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, 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 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 showed no
improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Motor
power improvement can occur over the following two years post
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but barely 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 patients undergo back surgery for a
herniated disc. (2) Bring your Burlington and Hamilton back pain and related muscle weakness to Spinal Care Clinic
for Burlington and Hamilton 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 improved with chiropractic care utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Burlington and Hamilton 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 prevents
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast creation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are rich
in antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a new study, vitamin C improved
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That’s a benefit your Burlington and Hamilton spine specialist loves to
hear! Consume your vitamin C every day! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s chat at your next Burlington and Hamilton
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Make your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment.
Spinal Care Clinic is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Spinal Care Clinic!
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