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

 Fernandina Beach 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 Fernandina Beach 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 leg radiculopathy. (1) One benchmark 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 concurs: Improvement occurs over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this latest study did not pick surgery. Nearly all of them recovered full strength at 1 year with it characteristically occurring in the first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic urges you to not hold back. Ask Amelia Chiropractic Clinic the tough 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 helping an athletic, healthy patient who developed foot drop and decreased 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 resume walking and playing tennis!

 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

Fernandina Beach CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help

Fernandina Beach back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause pain. Back belts and braces decrease pain and fear of pain and foster 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 typically implemented. A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to avoid spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and lessen back pain. (6) Back belts are not needed forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they are beneficial!

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Make your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment. Ask your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Amelia Chiropractic Clinic!

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