MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Toronto NON-SURGICAL
Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may trigger 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 care.
(1) That makes sense as the nerve has not been inflamed
as long. Disc herniations are more likely to arise
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, 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 show
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 had no
improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Improvement in motor power can occur over the following two years after
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but hardly conspicuous. (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 patients undergo back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Toronto back pain and related muscle weakness to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
for Toronto 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 using
the Cox® Technic
Toronto 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 stops
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone forms. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast creation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a recent study, vitamin C increased
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That
is a benefit your Toronto spine specialist loves to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s chat at your next Toronto
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is ready to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!
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