MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Pensacola 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 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 discover
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 using
the Cox® Technic
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 formation.
(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
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
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Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center!
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