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

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


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 System.

 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 chiropractic appointment.

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