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

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


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 the outset.

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 System.

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

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 chiropractic appointment.

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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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