MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Vancouver NON-SURGICAL
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
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
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
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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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