MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Pflugerville NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root 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 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 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 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
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 recent 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
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment.
Pflugerville Wellness Center is ready 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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