MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Severna Park NON-SURGICAL
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 treatment.
(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 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 due to
a synovial cyst that resolved with chiropractic care using
the Cox® Technic
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 us chat at your next Severna Park
CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center
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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