MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO McHenry NON-SURGICAL
root compression may produce pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc
herniation patients. 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 inflamed
as long. Disc herniations tend to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of those
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends to bother 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 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) Improvement in motor power can occur over the following two years post
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but hardly noticeable. (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 choosing back surgery for a
herniated disc. (2) Bring your McHenry back pain and related muscle weakness to Spengel Chiropractic
for McHenry conservative 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 improved with chiropractic care using
the Cox® Technic
McHenry 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 prevents
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone develops. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast creation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a recent study, vitamin C increased
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That
is a benefit your McHenry spine specialist likes to
hear! Get your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let us talk at your next McHenry
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment.
Spengel Chiropractic is here to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Spengel Chiropractic!
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