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

 Brooks chiropractic helps return motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

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 it come back?” 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 radiculopathy. (1) 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!

 Soft Health and Healing Clinic sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

Brooks CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help

Brooks back 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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