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

 Fernandina Beach chiropractic non-surgical care often improves muscle weakness in back and leg pain patients.

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Fernandina Beach NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve root compression may trigger pain and/or weakness for patients with spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Younger patients are more likely to respond more quickly 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 occur in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of them are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely to be a nuisance for 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 had no improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Improvement in motor power can occur over the following two years post 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 urged a trial of conservative, non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for a herniated disc. (2) Bring your Fernandina Beach back pain and related muscle weakness to Amelia Chiropractic Clinic for Fernandina Beach non-operative 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 improved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic may recommend vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

Fernandina Beach 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 fosters bone regeneration by fostering osteoblast formation. (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 L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That’s a benefit your Fernandina Beach spine specialist likes to hear! Consume your vitamin C every day! Eat, or supplement! Let us talk at your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic

Make your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help you reclaim your muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Amelia Chiropractic Clinic!

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