GIVE IT TIME…AND Sitka CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously upset
Sitka back pain
patients. “When will it come back?” is a standard question. Keep in
mind that studies show that treatment
outcomes are very comparable for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with leg
One benchmark study related
that loss of motor strength because of 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 brand-new article agrees: Improvement
returns over time regardless of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
new study did not choose surgery. Almost all of them regained full strength at 1 year
with it typically happening in the
first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3)
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka urges you to not hold
back. Ask Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka the tough questions. We
will 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 assisting
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 using the Cox® Technic System
helped him resume walking and playing tennis!
Sitka 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 allow
a return to normal activities of life. (4) For back pain patients who suffer with spinal stenosis,
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, enhance quality of life, and lessen
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 if recommended. Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health
to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka!
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