GIVE IT TIME…AND Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC!
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
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
Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
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
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Ask your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health
to Vancouver Spine Care Centre!
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