MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Millville NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root 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
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
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
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
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muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Wilson Family Chiropractic!
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