March 2019 Healthy News: West Des Moines Chiropractic Care Helps Motor Strength Come Back

 West Des Moines chiropractic assists in returning motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

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 research finds that treatment outcomes are very alike for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1) 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 tennis!

 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.

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!

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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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