MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Montreal NON-SURGICAL
root compression may cause pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc
herniation patients. Younger patients are more likely
to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment.
(1) That’s logical as the nerve hasn’t been inflamed
for very long. Disc herniations tend to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of them
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely to be a
nuisance for 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) Improvement in motor power can occur over the following two years after
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but hardly conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for
a lumbar disc herniation only totaled 2% of all the money
spent, so the researchers recommended a trial of conservative,
non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for a
herniated disc. (2) Bring your Montreal back pain and related muscle weakness to Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
for Montreal conservative care in the beginning.
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
Montreal CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Maintaining strong bones is
important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C prevents
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while
bone forms. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast formation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to impact bone
quality. In a recent report, vitamin C increased
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That
is a benefit your Montreal spine specialist loves to
hear! Get your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s talk at your next Montreal
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
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Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic!
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