MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Oxford NON-SURGICAL
root compression may produce 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 are more likely to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of them
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends 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 show
improvement with 6 weeks of non-surgical 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 showed no
improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Improvement in motor power can take up to two years after
surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but hardly noticeable. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for
a lumbar disc herniation only totaled 2% of all the money
spent, so the researchers urged a trial of conservative,
non-operative care before choosing back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Oxford back pain and related muscle weakness to Satterwhite Chiropractic
for Oxford 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
Oxford CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Maintaining strong bones is
important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that decay bone tissue. Vitamin C blocks
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect bone while
bone forms. Vitamin C promotes bone
regeneration by promoting osteoblast formation.
(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 increased
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That
is a benefit your Oxford spine specialist loves to
hear! Consume your vitamin C every day! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s talk at your next Oxford
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
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Satterwhite Chiropractic is here to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and build your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Satterwhite Chiropractic!
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