MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Vancouver NON-SURGICAL
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 tends 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 non-surgical 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
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
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment.
Vancouver Disc Centers is ready to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Vancouver Disc Centers!
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