MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Plainville NON-SURGICAL
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
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
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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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