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

 Ashburn chiropractic helps return motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) 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 radiculopathy. (1) 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 pick 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 share with you the research-based answers 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 tennis!

 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Ashburn back pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may cause 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 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!

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