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

 Murfreesboro chiropractic non-surgical care manytimes improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.


Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may trigger pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc herniation patients. Younger patients are more likely to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment. (1) That’s logical as the nerve hasn’t been inflamed for very long. Disc herniations tend to occur in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of them are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends 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 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 occur over the following two years after surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but barely conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for a lumbar disc herniation only totaled 2% of all the money spent, so the researchers recommended a trial of conservative, non-operative care before choosing back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Murfreesboro back pain and related muscle weakness to Most Chiropractic Clinic for Murfreesboro 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 improved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

 Most Chiropractic Clinic may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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

Keeping bones strong is important, and vitamin C can help! Osteoclasts are bone cells that decay bone tissue. Vitamin C stops them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while bone forms. 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 impact bone quality. In a recent study, vitamin C improved the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That is a benefit your Murfreesboro spine specialist likes to hear! Consume your vitamin C every day! Eat, or supplement! Let us talk at your next Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment.

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