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

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

GIVE IT TIME…AND Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC!
 
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy or sciatica) and loss of motor strength naturally bother Vancouver back pain patients. “When will it come back?” is a usual question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment outcomes are quite alike for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1) One classic study related that loss of motor strength due to 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 comes over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this new study did not choose surgery. Just about all of them recovered full strength at 1 year with it characteristically happening in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers says “Do not hold back!” Ask Vancouver Disc Centers the hard questions. We will present the research-documented facts for you to consider.

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!

 Vancouver Disc Centers sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help

Vancouver 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 usual activities of life. (4) For back pain patients who suffer with spinal stenosis, back belts improved walking distance. (5) And for acute compression fractures, a back brace is typically implemented. A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to prevent spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t necessary forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they are beneficial!

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