MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Paramus NON-SURGICAL
root compression may cause pain and/or weakness for patients
with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients are more likely
to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment.
(1) That makes sense as the nerve has not been irritated
as long. Disc herniations tend to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of those
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends to be a
nuisance for 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 show
improvement with 6 weeks of non-surgical 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) Motor
power improvement can occur over the following two years after
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal 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 patients undergo back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Paramus back pain and related muscle weakness to Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
for Paramus 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 accompanying
a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care using
the Cox® Technic
Paramus 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 decay bone tissue. Vitamin C stops
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by promoting osteoblast creation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are rich
in antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a new report, vitamin C increased
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That
is a benefit your Paramus spine specialist likes to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s chat at your next Paramus
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
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Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center!
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