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

 West Palm Beach chiropractic assists in returning 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 concern West Palm Beach back pain patients. “When will it come back?” is a usual question. Keep in mind that studies show that treatment outcomes are quite comparable for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) One classic study related 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 recent article agrees: Improvement returns over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this latest study did not elect surgery. Just about all of them recovered full strength at 1 year with it typically happening in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Moses Chiropractic says “Do not hold back!” Ask Moses Chiropractic the concerning questions. We’ll 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 return not just back to walking but also to playing tennis!

 Moses Chiropractic 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 trigger pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and foster a return to usual activities of life. (4) For back pain patients who suffer with spinal stenosis, back belts enhanced their 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 avoid spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t necessary forever, but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!

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