MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO West Des Moines NON-SURGICAL
root compression may cause pain and/or weakness for patients
with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients tend
to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment.
(1) That’s logical as the nerve has not been inflamed
as long. Disc herniations are more likely to arise
in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of those
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely to be a
nuisance for 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 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 had no
improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Motor
power improvement can occur over the following two years post
surgery. Some sensory loss is typical 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 patients undergo back surgery for a
herniated disc. (2) Bring your West Des Moines back pain and related muscle weakness to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
for West Des Moines non-operative care at
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
West Des Moines 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 break down bone tissue. Vitamin C blocks
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect 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 full of antioxidants known to impact bone
quality. In a recent study, vitamin C increased
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That
is a benefit your West Des Moines spine specialist likes to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let us talk at your next West Des Moines
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Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa!
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