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

 Manchester chiropractic non-surgical care manytimes improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Manchester NON-SURGICAL CARE

Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may cause pain and/or weakness for patients with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients are more likely to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical care. (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 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-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 showed no improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Motor power improvement can occur over the following two years post surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but barely 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 recommended a trial of conservative, non-operative care before choosing back surgery for a herniated disc. (2) Bring your Manchester back pain and related muscle weakness to Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries for Manchester 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 due to a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

Manchester 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 blocks them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while bone forms. Vitamin C promotes bone regeneration by promoting osteoblast formation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are rich in antioxidants known to impact bone quality. In a new report, vitamin C improved the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That’s a benefit your Manchester spine specialist loves to hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or supplement! Let us chat at your next Manchester chiropractic appointment.

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Make your Manchester chiropractic appointment. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is here to help you reclaim your muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries!

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