GIVE IT TIME…AND New Roads CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength obviously concern
New Roads back pain
patients. “When will it come back?” is a typical question. Keep in
mind that research finds that treatment
results are quite similar for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with leg
One model study reported
that loss of motor strength due to 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
returns over time regardless of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
The majority of patients in this
latest study did not choose surgery. Nearly all of them regained full strength at 1 year
with it typically happening in the
first 3 months though on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
New Roads Chiropractic Center urges you to not hold
back. Ask New Roads Chiropractic Center the hard questions. We
will 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 as a result of a disc herniation with leg pain
sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System
allowed him to return not just back to walking but also to playing
New Roads CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
New Roads back
pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may trigger
pain. Back belts and braces decrease pain and fear of pain and allow
a return to normal 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 typically implemented.
A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to avoid
spinal deformity, enhance quality of life, and reduce
back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t needed forever,
but for temporary and for certain conditions, they help!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment.
Bring your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to New Roads Chiropractic Center!