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

 Eugene chiropractic assists in returning motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

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 radiculopathy. (1) 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!

 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Eugene back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause 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 beneficial!

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