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

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

Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength obviously worry Montreal back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a usual question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment results are very similar for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) One model study stated 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 brand-new article agrees: Improvement occurs over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this new study did not elect surgery. Almost all of them recovered full strength at 1 year with it typically happening in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic urges you to not hold back. Ask Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 assisting 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 helped him resume walking and playing tennis!

 Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Montreal back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may trigger 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 enhanced their 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 reduce back pain. (6) Back belts are not necessary forever, but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!

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