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

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 System.

 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 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 report, 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 chiropractic appointment.

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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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