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
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 CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
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
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Bring your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
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