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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Pflugerville NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may produce 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 makes sense as the nerve has not been inflamed as long. Disc herniations tend to arise in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of them are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends to bother us in our 50’s and 60’s. Muscle weakness is found 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-operative care, 90% at 12 weeks, 93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients find 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 take up to two years post surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but barely noticeable. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for a lumbar disc herniation only accounted for 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 Pflugerville back pain and related muscle weakness to Pflugerville Wellness Center for Pflugerville 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 due to a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

 Pflugerville Wellness Center may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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

Keeping bones strong is important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are bone cells that decay bone tissue. Vitamin C prevents them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while bone develops. 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 influence bone quality. In a new report, vitamin C improved the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Pflugerville spine specialist likes to hear! Get your vitamin C daily! Eat, or supplement! Let’s talk at your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment.

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Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment. Pflugerville Wellness Center is here to help you regain your muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Pflugerville Wellness Center!

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