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

 Baton Rouge chiropractic helps return motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

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 radiculopathy. (1) One model study stated that loss of motor strength due to 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!

 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


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 back pain patients who suffer with spinal stenosis, 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!

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