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

 McHenry chiropractic assists in returning motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

GIVE IT TIME…AND McHenry CHIROPRACTIC!
 
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously worry McHenry back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a usual question. Keep in mind that published papers show that treatment outcomes are very comparable for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) One classic study stated 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 returns over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this new study did not elect surgery. Just about all of them got back full strength at 1 year with it characteristically occurring in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Spengel Chiropractic says “Do not hold back!” Ask Spengel 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 as a result of a disc herniation with leg pain sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System helped him return not just back to walking but also to playing tennis!

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

McHenry CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help

McHenry back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may trigger pain. Back belts and braces reduce 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 enhanced their walking distance. (5) And for acute compression fractures, a back brace is typically used. A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to avoid spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t necessary forever, but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!

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