GIVE IT TIME…AND Eugene CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength naturally concern
Eugene back pain
patients. “When will it come back?” is a typical question. Keep in
mind that studies show that treatment
outcomes are very similar for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with leg
One model study reported
that loss of motor strength due to 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 concurs: Improvement
happens over time regardless of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
latest study did not elect surgery. Almost all of them got back full strength at 1 year
with it characteristically occurring in the
first 3 months while on-going recovery took a year. (3)
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic urges you to not hold
back. Ask Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic the hard questions. We
will 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!
Eugene CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
pain patients fear moving, worried that they may trigger
pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and foster
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 usually implemented.
A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to avoid
spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce
back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t necessary forever,
but for temporary and for certain conditions, they are
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Ask your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic!