MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Baton Rouge NON-SURGICAL
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
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 connect 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
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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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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