MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Baton Rouge NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root 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 treatment.
(1) That makes sense as the nerve has not been inflamed
for very long. Disc herniations tend to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of them
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely 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 show
improvement with 6 weeks of non-surgical 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) Improvement in motor power can take up to two years after
surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but hardly conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for
a lumbar disc herniation only accounted for 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 Baton Rouge back pain and related muscle weakness to Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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 accompanying
a synovial cyst that improved 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 decay bone tissue. Vitamin C prevents
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect 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 full of antioxidants known to impact bone
quality. In a new study, vitamin C increased
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That
is a benefit your Baton Rouge spine specialist loves to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let us chat at your next Baton Rouge
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment.
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation!
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