GIVE IT TIME…AND Minster CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) and loss of motor strength naturally upset
Minster back pain
patients. ”When will I
get back to ‘normal’?” is a standard question. Keep in
mind that studies show that treatment
outcomes are very alike for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with sciatic
One benchmark study reported
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
comes over time regardless of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
new study did not elect surgery. Just
about all of them got back full strength at 1 year
with it typically occurring in the
first 3 months though on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
Minster Chiropractic Center urges you to not hold
back. Ask Minster Chiropractic Center 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 helping
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 resume walking and playing tennis!
Minster CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may trigger
pain. Back belts and braces reduce 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 typically implemented.
A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to avoid
spinal deformity, enhance quality of life, and reduce
back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t necessary forever,
but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Make your Minster chiropractic appointment.
Bring your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Minster Chiropractic Center!