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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Ottawa NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve 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 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 due to a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System.

 The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 chiropractic appointment.

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Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic appointment. 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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