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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Lynchburg NON-SURGICAL CARE

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 System.

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

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 chiropractic appointment.

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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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