GIVE IT TIME…AND Malverne CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously upset
Malverne back pain
patients. “When will it come back?” is a usual question. Keep in
mind that studies show that treatment
results are very alike for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with leg
One classic 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 recent article agrees: Improvement
returns over time irrespective of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
new study did not choose surgery. Nearly all of them regained full strength at 1 year
with it characteristically happening in the
first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
Malverne Health & Wellness urges you to not hold
back. Ask Malverne Health & Wellness the tough questions. We’ll 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
allowed him to resume walking and playing tennis!
Malverne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may cause
pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and allow
a return to normal 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 used.
A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to prevent
spinal deformity, enhance quality of life, and lessen
back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t needed forever,
but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!
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Bring your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health
to Malverne Health & Wellness!