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

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

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 radiculopathy. (1) 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!

 Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Sitka back 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 beneficial!

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