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
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
McHenry CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
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!
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
Make your McHenry chiropractic appointment.
Ask your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Spengel Chiropractic!