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

 Baton Rouge chiropractic helps return motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously upset Baton Rouge back pain patients. “When will it come back?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment outcomes are very similar for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) One classic study related that loss of motor strength because of 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 brand-new article concurs: Improvement returns over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this latest study did not elect surgery. Just about all of them regained full strength at 1 year with it characteristically happening in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers says “Do not hold back!” Ask Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers the tough questions. We will present the research-documented facts 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 developed 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 return not just back to walking but also to playing tennis!

 Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Baton Rouge back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and foster a return to usual activities of life. (4) For back pain patients who suffer with spinal stenosis, back belts enhanced their walking distance. (5) And for acute compression fractures, a back brace is typically implemented. A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to avoid spinal deformity, enhance quality of life, and lessen back pain. (6) Back belts are not necessary forever, but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!

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