MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Colorado Springs NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may produce pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc
herniation patients. Younger patients are more likely
to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical care.
(1) That’s logical as the nerve hasn’t been irritated
as long. Disc herniations tend to arise
in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of those
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends to be a
nuisance for 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 show
improvement with 6 weeks of non-surgical 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) Improvement in motor power 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 urged a trial of conservative,
non-operative care before choosing back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Colorado Springs back pain and related muscle weakness to The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
for Colorado Springs non-operative 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 utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Maintaining strong bones is
important, and vitamin C can help! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C stops
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast formation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are rich
in antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a new study, vitamin C increased
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Colorado Springs spine specialist loves to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let us talk at your next Colorado Springs
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
Make your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment.
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is ready to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR!
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