MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Brooks NON-SURGICAL
root compression may cause 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’s logical as the nerve hasn’t been irritated
for very long. Disc herniations tend 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-operative 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 occur over the following two years after
surgery. Some sensory loss is typical but hardly conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for
a lumbar disc herniation only accounted for 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 Brooks back pain and related muscle weakness to Soft Health and Healing Clinic
for Brooks conservative 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 due to
a synovial cyst that resolved with chiropractic care utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Brooks CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Maintaining strong bones is
important, and vitamin C can help! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C blocks
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone develops. Vitamin C promotes bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast formation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are rich
in antioxidants known to impact bone
quality. In a new study, vitamin C increased
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That
is a benefit your Brooks spine specialist likes to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s chat at your next Brooks
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
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Soft Health and Healing Clinic is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Soft Health and Healing Clinic!
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