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

 Eugene chiropractic non-surgical care often improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Eugene NON-SURGICAL CARE

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 conservative 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 System.

 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 chiropractic appointment.

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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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