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

 Lynchburg 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 naturally worry Lynchburg back pain patients. “When will it come back?” is a usual question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment results are very alike for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1) One model study reported that loss of motor strength due to 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 concurs: Improvement comes over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this latest study did not choose surgery. Just about all of them got back full strength at 1 year with it characteristically occurring in the first 3 months while on-going recovery took a year. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center says “Do not hold back!” Ask Palmer Chiropractic Center the tough questions. We will 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 found himself foot drop and reduced muscle strength due to a disc herniation with leg pain sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System helped him resume walking and playing tennis!

 Palmer Chiropractic Center sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Lynchburg back pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may trigger pain. Back belts and braces reduce 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 usually implemented. A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to avoid spinal deformity, enhance quality of life, and reduce back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t necessary forever, but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!

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