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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Auburn NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve 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 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 accompanying a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System.

 Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 chiropractic appointment.

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