MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Eugene NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may trigger pain and/or weakness for patients
with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients tend
to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical care.
(1) That makes sense as the nerve has not been inflamed
for very long. Disc herniations tend to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, 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 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 showed no
improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Improvement in motor power can take up to two years post
surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but hardly noticeable. (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 choosing back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Eugene back pain and related muscle weakness to Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
for Eugene non-surgical 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 resolved with chiropractic care utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Eugene 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 decay bone tissue. Vitamin C prevents
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C promotes 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 recent study, vitamin C improved
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That
is a benefit your Eugene spine specialist loves to
hear! Consume your vitamin C every day! Eat, or
supplement! Let us talk at your next Eugene
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic!
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