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

 Oxford chiropractic non-surgical care manytimes improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Oxford NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may cause 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 the outset.

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 System.

 Satterwhite Chiropractic may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 chiropractic appointment.

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Make your Oxford chiropractic appointment. 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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