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

 Malverne chiropractic non-surgical care manytimes improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Malverne NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression 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 non-surgical 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 System.

 Malverne Health & Wellness may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 chiropractic appointment.

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