MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Ottawa NON-SURGICAL
root compression may produce pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc
herniation patients. Younger patients tend
to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical care.
(1) That makes sense as the nerve hasn’t been irritated
for very long. Disc herniations are more likely to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of them
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely 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-operative 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) Motor
power improvement can occur over the following two years post
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 disc herniation. (2) Bring your Ottawa back pain and related muscle weakness to The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
for Ottawa 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 improved with chiropractic care utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Ottawa 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 stops
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone develops. 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 influence bone
quality. In a recent report, vitamin C improved
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Ottawa spine specialist likes to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let’s talk at your next Ottawa
CONTACT The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
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The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider!
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