MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Watertown NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may trigger pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc
herniation patients. Younger patients tend
to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment.
(1) That’s logical as the nerve has not been inflamed
as long. Disc herniations are more likely to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of those
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends to be a
nuisance for 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-operative 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 hardly 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 recommended a trial of conservative,
non-operative care before choosing back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Watertown back pain and related muscle weakness to Watertown Wellness Center
for Watertown non-operative care at
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 resolved with chiropractic care utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Watertown CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Maintaining strong bones is
important, and vitamin C can help! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that decay bone tissue. Vitamin C blocks
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone forms. Vitamin C promotes bone
regeneration by fostering 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 improved
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That
is a benefit your Watertown spine specialist likes to
hear! Get your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let us chat at your next Watertown
CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center
Make your Watertown chiropractic appointment.
Watertown Wellness Center is ready to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Watertown Wellness Center!
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