MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Buffalo, NY NON-SURGICAL
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 makes sense as the nerve hasn’t been inflamed
for very long. Disc herniations tend to arise
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of those
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 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 had no
improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Improvement in motor power can take up to two years post
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but barely conspicuous. (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 a
herniated disc. (2) Bring your Buffalo, NY back pain and related muscle weakness to The Novelli Wellness Center
for Buffalo, NY conservative 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
Buffalo, NY 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 prevents
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that connect 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 increased
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That’s a benefit your Buffalo, NY spine specialist loves to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s talk at your next Buffalo, NY
CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center
Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment.
The Novelli Wellness Center is ready to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to The Novelli Wellness Center!
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