MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Carrolltown NON-SURGICAL
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 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
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
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment.
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is ready to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation!
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