GIVE IT TIME…AND Brooks CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously worry
Brooks back pain
patients. ”When will I
get back to ‘normal’?” is a standard question. Keep in
mind that research finds that treatment
results are quite comparable for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with leg
One benchmark study reported
that loss of motor strength because of 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 brand-new article agrees: Improvement
happens over time regardless of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
latest study did not elect surgery. Just
about all of them recovered full strength at 1 year
with it typically happening in the
first 3 months while on-going recovery took a year. (3)
Soft Health and Healing Clinic says “Do not hold back!” Ask Soft Health and Healing Clinic the hard questions. We
will present the research-documented
facts for you to consider.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Howard Rosenberg on The
Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about assisting
an athletic, healthy patient who found himself 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
helped him resume walking and playing tennis!
Brooks CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may trigger
pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and allow
a return to usual activities of life. (4) For spinal stenosis
patients with back pain,
back belts improved walking distance. (5) And for acute
compression fractures, a back brace is typically implemented.
A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to prevent
spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce
back pain. (6) Back belts are not needed forever,
but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!
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Make your Brooks chiropractic appointment.
Bring your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health
to Soft Health and Healing Clinic!