MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO West Palm Beach NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may trigger 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 irritated
as long. Disc herniations tend to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of those
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely 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-operative care, 90% at 12 weeks,
93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients discover
that the most clinically significant weakness improvement came
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 take up to two years after
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 disc herniation. (2) Bring your West Palm Beach back pain and related muscle weakness to Moses Chiropractic
for West Palm Beach non-surgical 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
West Palm Beach 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 stops
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone develops. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast creation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are full of antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a recent study, vitamin C increased
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That
is a benefit your West Palm Beach spine specialist loves to
hear! Get your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let us chat at your next West Palm Beach
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
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Moses Chiropractic is here to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Moses Chiropractic!
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