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

 Tarrytown 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 worry Tarrytown back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a typical question. Keep in mind that studies show that treatment outcomes are very similar for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) One model study reported 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 recent article concurs: Improvement returns over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this latest study did not elect surgery. Almost all of them got back full strength at 1 year with it typically occurring in the first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3) Tarrytown Chiropractic urges you to not hold back. Ask Tarrytown Chiropractic the hard questions. We’ll share with you the research-based answers for you to ponder.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Howard Rosenberg on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about assisting an athletic, healthy patient who developed foot drop and decreased muscle strength due to 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!

 Tarrytown Chiropractic sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Tarrytown back pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may trigger pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and foster a return to usual 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 just as effective as a rigid brace to avoid spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce back pain. (6) Back belts are not needed forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they are beneficial!

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