MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Minster 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 tend
to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment.
(1) That makes sense as the nerve has not been inflamed
as long. Disc herniations are more likely to arise
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of them
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely to be a
nuisance for 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-surgical care, 90% at 12 weeks,
93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients find
that the most clinically significant weakness improvement happened
within 6 weeks of spine surgery for a disc herniation. 66% of these patients showed no
improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Improvement in motor power can occur over the following two years after
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but barely noticeable. (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 patients undergo back surgery for a
herniated disc. (2) Bring your Minster back pain and related muscle weakness to Minster Chiropractic Center
for Minster 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 utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Minster 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 prevents
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind 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 packed with antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a recent report, vitamin C increased
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That
is a benefit your Minster spine specialist likes to
hear! Get your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s talk at your next Minster
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
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Minster Chiropractic Center is ready to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Minster Chiropractic Center!
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