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

 Vancouver chiropractic non-surgical care often improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Vancouver NON-SURGICAL CARE

Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may cause 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 as long. Disc herniations are more likely to occur in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, 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 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-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 showed no improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Motor power improvement can occur over the following 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 accounted for 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 Vancouver back pain and related muscle weakness to Vancouver Disc Centers for Vancouver conservative 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 accompanying a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

 Vancouver Disc Centers may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

Vancouver 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 stops them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while bone forms. Vitamin C promotes bone regeneration by fostering osteoblast creation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are rich in antioxidants known to influence bone quality. In a new study, vitamin C improved the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That is a benefit your Vancouver spine specialist loves to hear! Get your vitamin C every day! Eat, or supplement! Let’s talk at your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment.

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