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
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!
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!
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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!