MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Sitka NON-SURGICAL
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
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 tends to be a
nuisance for us in our 50’s and 60’s. Muscle weakness appears in as
many as 30% to 50% of disc herniation patients.
80% of disc herniation patients with weakness show
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 happened
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 take up to two years after
surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but barely conspicuous. (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 disc herniation. (2) Bring your Sitka back pain and related muscle weakness to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
for Sitka non-operative 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
Sitka CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Maintaining strong bones is
important, and vitamin C can help! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C prevents
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C promotes bone
regeneration by promoting 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 improved
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That’s a benefit your Sitka spine specialist likes to
hear! Consume your vitamin C every day! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s chat at your next Sitka
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Make your Sitka chiropractic appointment.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is ready to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka!
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