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

 Severna Park chiropractic non-surgical care often improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Severna Park NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may produce pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc herniation patients. Younger patients tend to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical care. (1) That’s logical as the nerve has not been inflamed for very long. Disc herniations tend to occur in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of them 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 demonstrate improvement with 6 weeks of non-surgical care, 90% at 12 weeks, 93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients find 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) Improvement in motor power can take up to two years after surgery. Some sensory loss is typical 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 urged a trial of conservative, non-operative care before choosing back surgery for a herniated disc. (2) Bring your Severna Park back pain and related muscle weakness to Back And Neck Care Center for Severna Park conservative care at the outset.

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 resolved with chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System.

 Back And Neck Care Center may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

Severna Park CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention 

Maintaining strong bones is important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C stops them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while bone forms. Vitamin C promotes bone regeneration by fostering osteoblast formation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to impact bone quality. In a recent report, vitamin C improved the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Severna Park spine specialist loves to hear! Get your vitamin C every day! Eat, or supplement! Let’s chat at your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment.

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Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment. Back And Neck Care Center is ready to help you reclaim your muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Back And Neck Care Center!

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