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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Sandy Springs NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may cause pain and/or weakness for patients with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients tend to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment. (1) That’s logical as the nerve hasn’t been irritated for very long. Disc herniations tend to occur in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of those 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 demonstrate 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) Improvement in motor power can occur over the following two years post surgery. Some sensory loss is normal 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 urged a trial of conservative, non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for a herniated disc. (2) Bring your Sandy Springs back pain and related muscle weakness to Cross Chiropractic Center for Sandy Springs 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 due to a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System.

 Cross Chiropractic Center may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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

Maintaining strong bones is important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C prevents them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while bone takes shape. Vitamin C fosters bone regeneration by promoting osteoblast formation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to influence bone quality. In a new report, vitamin C increased the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That’s a benefit your Sandy Springs spine specialist loves to hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or supplement! Let us talk at your next Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment.

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