GIVE IT TIME…AND Richmond CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength obviously upset
Richmond back pain
patients. “When will it come back?” is a typical question. Keep in
mind that research finds that treatment
results are very alike for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with sciatic
One model study reported
that loss of motor strength because of sciatic nerve damage returned 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
occurs over time regardless of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
new study did not pick surgery. Just
about all of them recovered full strength at 1 year
with it typically occurring in the
first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
Johnson Chiropractic urges you to not hold
back. Ask Johnson Chiropractic the tough questions. We’ll share with you the research-based answers for you to ponder.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Howard Rosenberg on The
Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping
an athletic, healthy patient who found himself foot drop and decreased
muscle strength due to a disc herniation with leg pain
sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System
helped him return not just back to walking but also to playing
Richmond CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may cause
pain. Back belts and braces decrease 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 usually used.
A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to avoid
spinal deformity, enhance quality of life, and lessen
back pain. (6) Back belts are not needed forever,
but for temporary and for certain conditions, they help!
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Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment.
Ask your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health
to Johnson Chiropractic!