GIVE IT TIME…AND Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) and loss of motor strength naturally worry
Colorado Springs back pain
patients. “When will it come back?” is a standard question. Keep in
mind that research finds that treatment
results are quite alike for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with sciatic
One model study reported
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 agrees: Improvement
comes over time regardless of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
The majority of patients in this
new study did not pick surgery. Almost all of them regained full strength at 1 year
with it characteristically occurring in the
first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR urges you to not hold
back. Ask The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR the tough 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 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!
Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
Colorado Springs back
pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may trigger
pain. Back belts and braces decrease pain and fear of pain and allow
a return to usual 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 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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment.
Ask your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR!