MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Lynchburg NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may cause pain and/or weakness for patients
with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. 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 inflamed
for very long. Disc herniations are more likely to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, 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 demonstrate
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 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 occur over the following two years post
surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but hardly 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 a
herniated disc. (2) Bring your Lynchburg back pain and related muscle weakness to Palmer Chiropractic Center
for Lynchburg non-operative care first.
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 resolved with chiropractic care utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Lynchburg 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 decay bone tissue. Vitamin C stops
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone forms. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by promoting osteoblast formation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a recent report, vitamin C increased
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That
is a benefit your Lynchburg spine specialist loves to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let us talk at your next Lynchburg
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
Make your Lynchburg chiropractic appointment.
Palmer Chiropractic Center is here to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Palmer Chiropractic Center!
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