GIVE IT TIME…AND Millville CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength obviously upset
Millville back pain
patients. “When will it come back?” is a typical question. Keep in
mind that studies show that treatment
outcomes are very similar for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with sciatic
One benchmark study related
that loss of motor strength because of sciatic nerve damage came
back over 3 years with 10% in 6 months, 30% at 1 year, 50% at 2 years and
75% at 3 years. (2)
A recent article concurs: Improvement
happens over time irrespective of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
The majority of patients in this
new study did not elect surgery. Just
about all of them regained full strength at 1 year
with it characteristically occurring in the
first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
Wilson Family Chiropractic urges you to not hold
back. Ask Wilson Family Chiropractic the concerning questions. We’ll share with you the research-based answers for you to ponder.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Howard Rosenberg on The
Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about assisting
an athletic, healthy patient who developed foot drop and reduced
muscle strength as a result of a disc herniation with leg pain
sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System
allowed him to return not just back to walking but also to playing
Millville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may trigger
pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and allow
a return to usual activities of life. (4) For spinal stenosis
patients with back pain,
back belts enhanced their walking distance. (5) And for acute
compression fractures, a back brace is usually implemented.
A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to avoid
spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and lessen
back pain. (6) Back belts are not necessary forever,
but for short-term and for certain conditions, they are
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Bring your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health
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