GIVE IT TIME…AND Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously bother
Ashburn back pain
patients. “When will it come back?” is a usual question. Keep in
mind that research finds that treatment
outcomes are quite alike for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with leg
One benchmark study related
that loss of motor strength due to 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
returns over time irrespective of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
The majority of patients in this
latest study did not elect surgery. Almost all of them regained full strength at 1 year
with it characteristically occurring in the
first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3)
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn says “Don’t hold back!” Ask Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn the tough questions. We’ll present the research-documented
facts for you to consider.
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 reduced
muscle strength due to a disc herniation with leg pain
sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System
allowed him to return not just back to walking but also to playing
Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
pain patients fear moving, concerned 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 back pain patients who suffer with spinal stenosis,
back belts enhanced their walking distance. (5) And for acute
compression fractures, a back brace is typically implemented.
A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to prevent
spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and lessen
back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t needed forever,
but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Make your Ashburn chiropractic appointment.
Ask your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health
to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn!