MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Sandy Springs NON-SURGICAL
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
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
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment.
Cross Chiropractic Center is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Cross Chiropractic Center!
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