GIVE IT TIME…AND Easley CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength naturally bother Easley back pain
patients. “When will it come back?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that studies show that treatment outcomes are very similar for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1)
One benchmark study related 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 occurs over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
The majority of patients in this latest study did not elect surgery. Nearly all of them recovered full strength at 1 year with it typically occurring in the first 3 months though on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
Young Chiropractic says “Don’t hold back!” Ask Young Chiropractic the hard questions. We’ll share with you the research-based answers for you to consider.
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 found himself foot drop and decreased 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!
Easley CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
Easley back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and allow a return to normal 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 typically used. A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to avoid spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce back pain. (6) Back belts are not needed forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they are beneficial!
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Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment. Bring your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Young Chiropractic!