GIVE IT TIME…AND Tarrytown CHIROPRACTIC!
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
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
Tarrytown 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 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
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Bring your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Tarrytown Chiropractic!