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

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

GIVE IT TIME…AND Oxford CHIROPRACTIC!
 
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously bother Oxford back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment results are very comparable for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1) One benchmark 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 brand-new article concurs: Improvement occurs over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this latest study did not elect surgery. Almost all of them recovered full strength at 1 year with it typically occurring in the first 3 months while on-going recovery took a year. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic urges you to not hold back. Ask Satterwhite Chiropractic the concerning questions. We will present the research-documented facts 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 resume walking and playing tennis!

 Satterwhite Chiropractic sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

Oxford CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help

Oxford 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 usual 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 used. A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to avoid spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce back pain. (6) Back belts are not needed forever, but for short-term and for certain conditions, they are beneficial!

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