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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Groton NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression 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 Hutter Chiropractic Office for Groton non-surgical care at the outset.

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 System.

 Hutter Chiropractic Office may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 chiropractic appointment.

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Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment. 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 Hutter Chiropractic Office!

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