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

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


Lumbar nerve 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 urged 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 System.

 Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 chiropractic appointment.

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