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

 Tonawanda 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 worry Tonawanda back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that studies show that treatment results are quite similar for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) One benchmark study related that loss of motor strength due to 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 recent article concurs: Improvement happens over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this latest 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 while on-going recovery took a year. (3) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation urges you to not hold back. Ask Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation 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 found himself 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 return not just back to walking but also to playing tennis!

 Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Tonawanda back pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may cause pain. Back belts and braces decrease pain and fear of pain and foster a return to normal 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 usually implemented. A soft brace was just as 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 temporary and for certain conditions, they help!

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