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

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

MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Ashburn NON-SURGICAL CARE

Lumbar nerve 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 totaled 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 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 accompanying a synovial cyst that resolved with chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System.

 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn may suggest vitamin C to patients at risk of bone loss as it helps prevent bone loss. 

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 impact 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 chiropractic appointment.

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Make your Ashburn chiropractic appointment. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here to help you regain your muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn!

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