MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Richmond NON-SURGICAL
root compression may cause 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 inflamed
for very long. Disc herniations are more likely to arise
in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of them
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely 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-surgical 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 take up to two years after
surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but barely noticeable. (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 patients undergo back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Richmond back pain and related muscle weakness to Johnson Chiropractic
for Richmond 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
Richmond 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 break down bone tissue. Vitamin C blocks
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C promotes bone
regeneration by promoting osteoblast formation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are full of antioxidants known to impact bone
quality. In a recent report, vitamin C improved
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That’s a benefit your Richmond spine specialist loves to
hear! Get your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let us chat at your next Richmond
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Make your Richmond chiropractic appointment.
Johnson Chiropractic is ready to help you regain your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Johnson Chiropractic!
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