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

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

Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) 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 radiculopathy. (1) 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 share with you the research-based answers 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 Health & Wellness sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Malverne back 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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