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March 2019 Healthy News: West Palm Beach Chiropractic Care Helps Motor Strength Come Back

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

Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy or sciatica) and loss of motor strength naturally upset West Palm Beach back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment results are very comparable for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1) One benchmark study related 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 brand-new article agrees: Improvement happens over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this latest 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 while on-going recovery took a year. (3) Chiropractic Care urges you to not hold back. Ask Chiropractic Care the tough 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 assisting an athletic, healthy patient who found himself foot drop and decreased muscle strength as a result of a disc herniation with leg pain sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System helped him resume walking and playing tennis!

 Chiropractic Care sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

West Palm Beach CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help

West Palm Beach back pain patients fear moving, concerned 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 improved walking distance. (5) And for acute compression fractures, a back brace is usually implemented. A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to avoid spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t needed forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they are beneficial!

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