MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Auburn NON-SURGICAL
root compression may trigger pain and/or weakness for patients
with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients are more likely
to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment.
(1) That makes sense as the nerve hasn’t been irritated
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 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 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 after
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal 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 recommended a trial of conservative,
non-operative care before choosing back surgery for a
herniated disc. (2) Bring your Auburn back pain and related muscle weakness to Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
for Auburn non-surgical 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 accompanying
a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care using
the Cox® Technic
Auburn 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 bind bone while
bone develops. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast formation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are full of antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a new report, vitamin C improved
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That’s a benefit your Auburn spine specialist likes to
hear! Consume your vitamin C every day! Eat, or
supplement! Let us talk at your next Auburn
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is ready to help you regain your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.!
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