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.

GIVE IT TIME…AND Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC!
 
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously worry Baton Rouge back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a usual question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment outcomes are quite comparable for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) One classic study stated that loss of motor strength due to 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 concurs: Improvement comes over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this latest study did not pick surgery. Just about all of them got back full strength at 1 year with it characteristically occurring in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center says “Do not hold back!” Ask Spine & Sports Rehab Center the hard questions. We will 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 as a result of a disc herniation with leg pain sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System allowed him to resume walking and playing tennis!

 Spine & Sports Rehab Center sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help

Baton Rouge 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 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 prevent spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and lessen back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t necessary forever, but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!

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Make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment. Bring your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Spine & Sports Rehab Center!

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