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

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

Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously worry Vancouver back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a usual question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment results 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 because of 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 agrees: Improvement occurs over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this new study did not pick surgery. Nearly all of them got back full strength at 1 year with it typically happening in the first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre urges you to not hold back. Ask Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 found himself foot drop and reduced muscle strength as a result of a disc herniation with leg pain sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System allowed him to return not just back to walking but also to playing tennis!

 Vancouver Spine Care Centre sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Vancouver back pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may trigger pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and allow a return to usual activities of life. (4) For spinal stenosis patients with back pain, back belts enhanced their 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 lessen back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t necessary forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they are beneficial!

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