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

 Ottawa chiropractic helps return 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 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 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 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!

 The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Ottawa back 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!

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