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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO West Palm Beach NON-SURGICAL CARE

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 System.

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

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 chiropractic appointment.

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Make your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment. 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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