MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Largo NON-SURGICAL
root compression may trigger pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc
herniation patients. Younger patients tend
to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical care.
(1) That makes sense as the nerve hasn’t been irritated
as 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 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 came
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 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 totaled 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 Largo back pain and related muscle weakness to Hollstrom & Associates Inc
for Largo 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 accompanying
a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Largo 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 bind bone while
bone develops. Vitamin C promotes bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast creation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to impact bone
quality. In a recent study, vitamin C improved
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Largo spine specialist likes to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s talk at your next Largo
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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Hollstrom & Associates Inc is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Hollstrom & Associates Inc!
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