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
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!
Oxford CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
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
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Bring your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Satterwhite Chiropractic!