GIVE IT TIME…AND Buffalo, NY CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength obviously worry
Buffalo, NY 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 alike for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with leg
One classic study related
that loss of motor strength due to sciatic nerve damage came
back 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
comes over time irrespective of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
latest study did not choose surgery. Nearly all of them recovered full strength at 1 year
with it characteristically happening in the
first 3 months though on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
Disc Centers Of America says “Do not hold back!” Ask Disc Centers Of America the hard questions. We
will share with you the research-based answers for you to consider.
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 reduced
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 resume walking and playing tennis!
Buffalo, NY CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
Buffalo, NY back
pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause
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 prevent
spinal deformity, enhance quality of life, and lessen
back pain. (6) Back belts are not needed forever,
but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!
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Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment.
Bring your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Disc Centers Of America!
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