GIVE IT TIME…AND West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously concern
West Des Moines back pain
patients. ”When will I
get back to ‘normal’?” is a usual question. Keep in
mind that studies show that treatment
outcomes are very alike for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with sciatic
One classic study related
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
new study did not elect surgery. Nearly all of them regained full strength at 1 year
with it characteristically occurring in the
first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa urges you to not hold
back. Ask Executive Chiropractic of Iowa the hard questions. We’ll present the research-documented
facts 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 found himself 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 return not just back to walking but also to playing
West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
West Des Moines back
pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause
pain. Back belts and braces decrease pain and fear of pain and allow
a return to normal 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 usually 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 short-term and for certain conditions, they help!
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Make your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment.
Ask your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa!
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