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

 Minster 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 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 radiculopathy. (1) 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 Center sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Minster back 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!

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