MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Malverne NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may cause pain and/or weakness for patients
with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients tend
to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical care.
(1) That makes sense as the nerve hasn’t been inflamed
for very long. Disc herniations tend to arise
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of those
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely to be a
nuisance for 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 demonstrate
improvement with 6 weeks of non-operative 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 had no
improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Motor
power improvement can take up to two years post
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 urged a trial of conservative,
non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Malverne back pain and related muscle weakness to Malverne Health & Wellness
for Malverne conservative care first.
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 utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Malverne 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 prevents
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C promotes bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast formation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are full of antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a new report, vitamin C increased
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That’s a benefit your Malverne spine specialist loves to
hear! Get your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s chat at your next Malverne
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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Malverne Health & Wellness is ready to help you regain your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Malverne Health & Wellness!
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