GIVE IT TIME…AND Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously concern
Pflugerville back pain
patients. ”When will I
get back to ‘normal’?” is a usual 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 benchmark study stated
that loss of motor strength due to 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 brand-new article concurs: Improvement
happens over time irrespective of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
new study did not choose surgery. Nearly all of them got back full strength at 1 year
with it characteristically occurring in the
first 3 months though on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
Pflugerville Wellness Center urges you to not hold
back. Ask Pflugerville Wellness Center the concerning questions. We’ll present the research-documented
facts 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 as a result of a disc herniation with leg pain
sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System
allowed him to return not just back to walking but also to playing
Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
pain patients fear moving, worried that they may trigger
pain. Back belts and braces decrease pain and fear of pain and foster
a return to normal activities of life. (4) For back pain patients who suffer with spinal stenosis,
back belts improved walking distance. (5) And for acute
compression fractures, a back brace is typically implemented.
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 aren’t necessary forever,
but for temporary and for certain conditions, they help!
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Make your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment.
Bring your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Pflugerville Wellness Center!