GIVE IT TIME…AND Ottawa CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously upset
Ottawa back pain
patients. “When will it come back?” is a typical question. Keep in
mind that published papers show that treatment
results are quite comparable for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with sciatic
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 recent article concurs: Improvement
happens over time regardless of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
The majority of patients in this
latest study did not choose surgery. Just
about all of them recovered full strength at 1 year
with it characteristically happening in the
first 3 months while on-going recovery took a year. (3)
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider urges you to not hold
back. Ask The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider the hard 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 developed foot drop and decreased
muscle strength as a result of a disc herniation with leg pain
sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System
allowed him to resume walking and playing tennis!
Ottawa CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help
pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause
pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and foster
a return to normal activities of life. (4) For spinal stenosis
patients with back pain,
back belts improved 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 lessen
back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t necessary forever,
but for temporary and for certain conditions, they help!
CONTACT The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
Make your Ottawa chiropractic appointment.
Bring your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health
to The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider!