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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Baton Rouge NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may produce pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc herniation patients. Younger patients are more likely to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical care. (1) That’s logical as the nerve has not been irritated for very long. Disc herniations tend to arise in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of those are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely 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 demonstrate improvement with 6 weeks of non-surgical care, 90% at 12 weeks, 93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients discover 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) Motor power improvement can take up to 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center for Baton Rouge non-operative 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.

 Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 

Maintaining strong bones is important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C prevents them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while bone develops. Vitamin C promotes bone regeneration by fostering osteoblast creation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to influence bone quality. In a new study, vitamin C increased the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Baton Rouge spine specialist likes to hear! Get your vitamin C daily! Eat, or supplement! Let’s talk at your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment.

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Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready to help you reclaim your muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Spine & Sports Rehab Center!

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