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
One benchmark study stated
that loss of motor strength because of 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 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 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!
Williamson CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
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 equally 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!
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
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!