GIVE IT TIME…AND Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength naturally concern
Burlington and Hamilton back pain
patients. ”When will I
get back to ‘normal’?” is a typical question. Keep in
mind that research finds that treatment
outcomes are very similar for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with leg
One classic study related
that loss of motor strength because of sciatic nerve damage returned 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 agrees: Improvement
returns over time regardless of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
latest study did not elect surgery. Almost all of them recovered full strength at 1 year
with it characteristically happening in the
first 3 months though on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
Spinal Care Clinic says “Don’t hold back!” Ask Spinal Care Clinic the hard 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 decreased
muscle strength due to a disc herniation with leg pain
sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System
allowed him to resume walking and playing tennis!
Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
Burlington and Hamilton back
pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may trigger
pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and foster
a return to normal activities of life. (4) For back pain patients who suffer with spinal stenosis,
back belts enhanced their walking distance. (5) And for acute
compression fractures, a back brace is typically implemented.
A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to prevent
spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and lessen
back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t needed forever,
but for temporary and for certain conditions, they are
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Bring your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health
to Spinal Care Clinic!