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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Plainville NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may produce pain and/or weakness for patients with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients tend to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment. (1) That makes sense as the nerve hasn’t been inflamed as long. Disc herniations tend to occur in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of them are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends to bother 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 show 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 had no improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Motor power improvement can take up to two years post surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but hardly conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for a lumbar disc herniation only totaled 2% of all the money spent, so the researchers urged a trial of conservative, non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for a herniated disc. (2) Bring your Plainville back pain and related muscle weakness to Layden Chiropractic for Plainville 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 using the Cox® Technic System.

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

Plainville 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 decay bone tissue. Vitamin C blocks them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while bone develops. Vitamin C fosters bone regeneration by promoting osteoblast creation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are full of antioxidants known to impact bone quality. In a recent report, vitamin C improved the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That is a benefit your Plainville spine specialist likes to hear! Get your vitamin C every day! Eat, or supplement! Let us chat at your next Plainville chiropractic appointment.

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Make your Plainville chiropractic appointment. Layden Chiropractic is here to help you reclaim your muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Layden Chiropractic!

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