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

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

Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength obviously concern Sandy Springs back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that studies show that treatment results are quite alike for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) One model study reported 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 occurs over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this latest study did not pick surgery. Almost all of them regained full strength at 1 year with it characteristically happening in the first 3 months though on-going recovery lasted a year. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center urges you to not hold back. Ask Cross Chiropractic Center the concerning questions. We’ll share with you the research-based answers 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 allowed him to resume walking and playing tennis!

 Cross Chiropractic Center sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help

Sandy Springs 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 spinal stenosis patients with back pain, back belts enhanced their 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 needed forever, but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!

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