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

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


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 System.

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

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 chiropractic appointment.

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