MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Murfreesboro 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 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
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
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
Make your Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment.
Most Chiropractic Clinic is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Most Chiropractic Clinic!
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