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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Montreal NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve 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 tends 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 System.

 Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 us talk at your next Montreal chiropractic appointment.

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