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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Millville NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may cause pain and/or weakness for patients with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients tend to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical care. (1) That makes sense as the nerve has not been inflamed as long. Disc herniations are more likely to arise in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of them are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely 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-operative care, 90% at 12 weeks, 93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients discover that the most clinically significant weakness improvement happened 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 typical but barely noticeable. (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 disc herniation. (2) Bring your Millville back pain and related muscle weakness to Wilson Family Chiropractic for Millville 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.

 Wilson Family Chiropractic may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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

Keeping bones strong is important, and vitamin C can help! Osteoclasts are bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C blocks them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while bone forms. Vitamin C fosters bone regeneration by promoting osteoblast formation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are full of antioxidants known to impact bone quality. In a recent study, vitamin C increased the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Millville spine specialist likes to hear! Get your vitamin C every day! Eat, or supplement! Let’s chat at your next Millville chiropractic appointment.

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