GIVE IT TIME…AND Montreal CHIROPRACTIC!
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
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 says “Don’t 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!
Montreal 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 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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Bring your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic!