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

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

Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength obviously upset Groton back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a usual question. Keep in mind that studies show that treatment results are very comparable for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1) One model study related 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 recent article agrees: Improvement happens over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this new study did not choose surgery. Just about all of them got back full strength at 1 year with it typically occurring in the first 3 months though on-going recovery lasted a year. (3) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office says “Do not hold back!” Ask Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office the hard questions. We’ll share with you the research-based answers for you to consider.

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 decreased muscle strength due to a disc herniation with leg pain sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System allowed him to return not just back to walking but also to playing tennis!

 Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Groton back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause pain. Back belts and braces reduce 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 typically implemented. A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to prevent 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 help!

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