GIVE IT TIME…AND Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) 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 research finds that treatment
results are quite alike for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with leg
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 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
allowed him to resume walking and playing tennis!
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!
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment.
Ask your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Cross Chiropractic Center!