MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Groton NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may produce pain and/or weakness for patients
with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients tend
to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment.
(1) That makes sense 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 those
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely to bother 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 show
improvement with 6 weeks of non-operative care, 90% at 12 weeks,
93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients discover
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) Improvement in motor power can take up to two years after
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but barely noticeable. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for
a lumbar disc herniation only totaled 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 Groton back pain and related muscle weakness to Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
for Groton non-surgical care at
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 using
the Cox® Technic
Groton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Keeping bones strong is
important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that decay bone tissue. Vitamin C blocks
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 impact bone
quality. In a new study, vitamin C increased
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That
is a benefit your Groton spine specialist loves to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s talk at your next Groton
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office!
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