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March 2019 Healthy News: Burlington and Hamilton Chiropractic Care Helps Motor Strength Come Back

 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic assists in returning motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

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 radiculopathy. (1) 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!

 Spinal Care Clinic sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

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 beneficial!

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