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March 2019 Healthy News: New Roads Chiropractic Care Helps Motor Strength Come Back

 New Roads chiropractic helps return motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

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 studies show that treatment results are quite similar for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) 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 new 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 tennis!

 New Roads Chiropractic Center sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


New Roads back pain patients fear moving, worried 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 necessary forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they help!

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