GIVE IT TIME…AND Groton CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) 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
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 present the research-documented
facts 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
Groton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
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!
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment.
Bring your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office!