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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Burlington and Hamilton NON-SURGICAL CARE

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 as 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 System.

 Spinal Care Clinic may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 impact 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 chiropractic appointment.

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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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