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

 Colorado Springs chiropractic assists in returning motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

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 leg radiculopathy. (1) 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!

 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

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!

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