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

 Vancouver chiropractic non-surgical care often improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Vancouver NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may trigger pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc herniation patients. Younger patients are more likely to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical treatment. (1) That’s logical as the nerve hasn’t been inflamed 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 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 demonstrate improvement with 6 weeks of non-surgical care, 90% at 12 weeks, 93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients find 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 after surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but barely conspicuous. (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 disc herniation. (2) Bring your Vancouver back pain and related muscle weakness to Vancouver Spine Care Centre for Vancouver non-operative 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 resolved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

 Vancouver Spine Care Centre may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

Vancouver 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 break down 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 promoting osteoblast formation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to influence bone quality. In a new report, vitamin C improved the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Vancouver spine specialist loves to hear! Consume your vitamin C every day! Eat, or supplement! Let us chat at your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment.

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Make your Vancouver chiropractic appointment. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is ready to help you regain your muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Vancouver Spine Care Centre!

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