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

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

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 radiculopathy. (1) 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 tennis!

 Pflugerville Wellness Center sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help

Pflugerville back 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!

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