MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Tarrytown NON-SURGICAL
root compression 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 treatment.
(1) That makes sense as the nerve has not been inflamed
as long. Disc herniations tend to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of them
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely to bother 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 demonstrate
improvement with 6 weeks of non-operative care, 90% at 12 weeks,
93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients discover
that the most clinically significant weakness improvement came
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 take up to two years after
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 urged a trial of conservative,
non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Tarrytown back pain and related muscle weakness to Tarrytown Chiropractic
for Tarrytown conservative 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 accompanying
a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Tarrytown 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 stops
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast creation.
(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 improved
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That
is a benefit your Tarrytown spine specialist likes to
hear! Get your vitamin C every day! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s talk at your next Tarrytown
CONTACT Tarrytown Chiropractic
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Tarrytown Chiropractic is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Tarrytown Chiropractic!
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