MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO San Jose NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may trigger pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc
herniation patients. Younger patients tend
to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical care.
(1) That’s logical as the nerve hasn’t been irritated
as long. Disc herniations tend 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 appears 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 discover
that the most clinically significant weakness improvement happened
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 after
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but hardly conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for
a lumbar disc herniation only totaled 2% of all the money
spent, so the researchers urged a trial of conservative,
non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for a
herniated disc. (2) Bring your San Jose back pain and related muscle weakness to Chiropractic Solutions
for San Jose non-operative care in the beginning.
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 using
the Cox® Technic
San Jose CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Keeping bones strong is
important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C stops
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast formation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to impact bone
quality. In a new study, vitamin C improved
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That
is a benefit your San Jose spine specialist likes to
hear! Consume your vitamin C every day! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s talk at your next San Jose
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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Chiropractic Solutions is ready to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Chiropractic Solutions!
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