MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Ashburn NON-SURGICAL
root compression may trigger pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc
herniation patients. Younger patients are more likely
to respond more quickly to both surgical and non-surgical care.
(1) That’s logical as the nerve has not been irritated
for very long. Disc herniations tend to occur
in our 30’s and 50’s. Fortunately, only 3% to 6% of those
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 demonstrate
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 had no
improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Motor
power improvement can take up to two years post
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but hardly noticeable. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for
a lumbar disc herniation only accounted for 2% of all the money
spent, so the researchers recommended a trial of conservative,
non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for disc herniation. (2) Bring your Ashburn back pain and related muscle weakness to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
for Ashburn 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 accompanying
a synovial cyst that resolved with chiropractic care using
the Cox® Technic
Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Keeping bones strong is
important, and vitamin C can help! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that break down bone tissue. Vitamin C prevents
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone takes shape. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast creation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are packed with antioxidants known to influence bone
quality. In a new study, vitamin C increased
the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That’s a benefit your Ashburn spine specialist likes to
hear! Get your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let us chat at your next Ashburn
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here to help you regain your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for trusting
your spine’s health to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn!
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