GIVE IT TIME…AND Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength naturally upset
Baton Rouge back pain
patients. ”When will I
get back to ‘normal’?” is a typical question. Keep in
mind that studies show that treatment
outcomes are very comparable 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 recent article concurs: Improvement
occurs over time regardless of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
new study did not choose surgery. Just
about all of them regained full strength at 1 year
with it typically happening in the
first 3 months while on-going recovery took a year. (3)
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation says “Don’t hold back!” Ask Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation the concerning 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
helped him resume walking and playing tennis!
Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
Baton Rouge 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 spinal stenosis
patients with back pain,
back belts improved walking distance. (5) And for acute
compression fractures, a back brace is usually implemented.
A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to prevent
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!
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment.
Ask your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health
to Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation!