MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Manahawkin NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may trigger pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc
herniation patients. Younger patients tend
to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment.
(1) That’s logical as the nerve hasn’t been irritated
as long. Disc herniations tend 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 demonstrate
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 came
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 after
surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but barely 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 Manahawkin back pain and related muscle weakness to Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
for Manahawkin 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 due to
a synovial cyst that resolved with chiropractic care using
the Cox® Technic
Manahawkin CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Keeping bones strong is
important, and vitamin C can help! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C prevents
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C promotes bone
regeneration by promoting osteoblast formation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are rich
in antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a recent study, vitamin C improved
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That
is a benefit your Manahawkin spine specialist likes to
hear! Get your vitamin C every day! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s chat at your next Manahawkin
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
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Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is here to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Manahawkin Chiropractic Center!
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