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


Lumbar nerve root compression may trigger pain and/or weakness for patients with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients tend to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical care. (1) That’s logical as the nerve has not been inflamed as long. Disc herniations tend to arise in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, 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) Motor power improvement can occur over the following two years post surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but hardly conspicuous. (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 a herniated disc. (2) Bring your Baton Rouge back pain and related muscle weakness to Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers for Baton Rouge non-surgical care in the beginning.

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 improved with chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System.

 Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

Baton Rouge 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 forms. Vitamin C fosters bone regeneration by fostering osteoblast creation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are rich in antioxidants known to impact bone quality. In a recent report, vitamin C increased the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Baton Rouge spine specialist likes to hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or supplement! Let us talk at your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment.

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