GIVE IT TIME…AND Largo CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength obviously upset
Largo back pain
patients. “When will it come back?” is a typical question. Keep in
mind that published papers show that treatment
results are quite similar for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with leg
One benchmark 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
comes over time irrespective of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
latest study did not choose 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)
Hollstrom & Associates Inc urges you to not hold
back. Ask Hollstrom & Associates Inc the hard questions. We
will 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 developed foot drop and decreased
muscle strength due to 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
Largo CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause
pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and allow
a return to usual 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, improve quality of life, and lessen
back pain. (6) Back belts are not necessary forever,
but for temporary and for certain conditions, they help!
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Make your Largo chiropractic appointment.
Bring your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Hollstrom & Associates Inc!
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