April 2019 Healthy News: Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care Improved Muscle Weakness and Vitamin C for Bone HealthMUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Fort Wayne NON-SURGICAL CARE Compression of the lumbar spine nerve root may trigger pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc herniation patients. Younger patients are more likely to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical care. (1) That makes sense as the nerve hasn’t been inflamed as long. Disc herniations are more likely to arise in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of them are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis is more likely 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 happened within 6 weeks of spine surgery for a disc herniation. 66% of these patients showed no improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Improvement in motor power can occur over the following two years post surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but hardly conspicuous. (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 a herniated disc. (2) Bring your Fort Wayne back pain and related muscle weakness to Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC for Fort Wayne non-operative 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 using the Cox® Technic System. Fort Wayne 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 decay bone tissue. Vitamin C blocks them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while bone takes shape. Vitamin C fosters bone regeneration by fostering osteoblast formation. (3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are full of antioxidants known to influence bone quality. In a new study, vitamin C increased the L5 vertebra’s density! (4) That’s a benefit your Fort Wayne spine specialist likes to hear! Get your vitamin C every day! Eat, or supplement! Let us talk at your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is ready to help you regain your muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."