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

 Largo chiropractic assists in returning motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

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 research finds that treatment results are quite similar for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) 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 brand-new 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 tennis!

 Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Largo back 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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