MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Manchester NON-SURGICAL
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
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 recent 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
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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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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