MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Nashua NON-SURGICAL CARE
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may trigger 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 hasn’t been inflamed for very long. Disc herniations are more likely to occur in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of them are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends to bother 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 discover that the most clinically significant weakness improvement came 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 occur over the following two years post surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but barely noticeable. (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 patients undergo back surgery for a herniated disc. (2) Bring your Nashua back pain and related muscle weakness to Moriarty Chiropractic for Nashua 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 accompanying a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.
Nashua 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 break down bone tissue. Vitamin C stops them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while bone develops. Vitamin C promotes bone regeneration by promoting osteoblast creation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to impact bone quality. In a recent study, vitamin C improved the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Nashua spine specialist likes to hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or supplement! Let’s chat at your next Nashua chiropractic appointment.
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