GIVE IT TIME…AND Toronto CHIROPRACTIC!
Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy
or sciatica) and loss of motor strength obviously concern
Toronto back pain
patients. ”When will I
get back to ‘normal’?” is a typical question. Keep in
mind that studies show that treatment
outcomes are very alike for
surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation
patients with sciatic
One classic study related
that loss of motor strength because of 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 agrees: Improvement
occurs over time regardless of
treatment (surgery or non-surgery).
Most patients in this
new study did not pick surgery. Just
about all of them regained full strength at 1 year
with it typically happening in the
first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3)
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre urges you to not hold
back. Ask Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre the concerning questions. We’ll 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 helping
an athletic, healthy patient who found himself foot drop and decreased
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
Toronto 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 allow
a return to usual 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 avoid
spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce
back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t needed forever,
but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment.
Bring your questions! Wear your belt if recommended. Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health
to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!