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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Pensacola 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 are more likely to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical care. (1) That makes sense as the nerve hasn’t been irritated for very long. Disc herniations are more likely 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 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 find that the most clinically significant weakness improvement came within 6 weeks of spine surgery for a disc herniation. 66% of these patients had no improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Motor power improvement can take up to two years post surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but barely conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for a lumbar disc herniation only accounted for 2% of all the money spent, so the researchers recommended a trial of conservative, non-operative care before choosing back surgery for a herniated disc. (2) Bring your Pensacola back pain and related muscle weakness to Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center for Pensacola conservative 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 due to a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

 Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

Pensacola 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 bind bone while bone develops. Vitamin C fosters bone regeneration by promoting osteoblast creation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to impact bone quality. In a recent study, vitamin C improved the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That is a benefit your Pensacola spine specialist likes to hear! Consume your vitamin C every day! Eat, or supplement! Let’s talk at your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment.

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