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March 2019 Healthy News: St. Francisville Chiropractic Care Helps Motor Strength Come Back

 St. Francisville 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 bother St. Francisville back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that published papers show that treatment outcomes are quite alike for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1) One classic 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 concurs: Improvement occurs over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this latest study did not pick surgery. Nearly all of them got back full strength at 1 year with it characteristically happening in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville says “Don’t hold back!” Ask Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville the tough 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 assisting an athletic, healthy patient who developed foot drop and reduced muscle strength due to a disc herniation with leg pain sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System helped him return not just back to walking but also to playing tennis!

 Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

St. Francisville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help

St. Francisville back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause 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 usually used. A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to prevent spinal deformity, enhance quality of life, and lessen back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t necessary forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they help!

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