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

 Carrolltown chiropractic non-surgical care often improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Carrolltown NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may trigger pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc herniation patients. Younger patients tend to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment. (1) That makes sense as the nerve has not been inflamed for very long. Disc herniations tend to arise in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, 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 show improvement with 6 weeks of non-operative 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 occur over the following 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 urged a trial of conservative, non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Carrolltown back pain and related muscle weakness to Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation for Carrolltown 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 accompanying a synovial cyst that resolved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

 Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

Carrolltown CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention 

Maintaining strong bones is important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are bone cells that decay bone tissue. Vitamin C stops them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while bone develops. Vitamin C promotes 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 new study, vitamin C improved the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That is a benefit your Carrolltown spine specialist likes to hear! Get your vitamin C daily! Eat, or supplement! Let us talk at your next Carrolltown chiropractic appointment.

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