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

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

GIVE IT TIME…AND Williamson CHIROPRACTIC!
 
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously bother Williamson back pain patients. “When will it come back?” is a typical question. Keep in mind that published papers show that treatment outcomes are quite similar for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1) One benchmark study stated 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 brand-new article agrees: Improvement comes over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this new study did not choose surgery. Almost all of them regained full strength at 1 year with it characteristically happening in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic urges you to not hold back. Ask Apple Country Chiropractic the concerning questions. We’ll present the research-documented facts for you to ponder.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Howard Rosenberg on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping an athletic, healthy patient who found himself 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!

 Apple Country Chiropractic sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

Williamson CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help

Williamson back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and foster 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 used. A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to avoid spinal deformity, enhance quality of life, and lessen back pain. (6) Back belts are not necessary forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they help!

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Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment. Ask your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Apple Country Chiropractic!

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