March 2019 Healthy News: Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care Helps Motor Strength Come Back GIVE IT TIME…AND Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC! Leg pain (lumbosacral radiculopathy or sciatica) and loss of motor strength naturally bother Fort Wayne back pain patients. “When will it come back?” is a usual question. Keep in mind that published papers show that treatment results are very similar for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1) One benchmark study stated 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 recent article agrees: Improvement happens over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this new study did not pick surgery. Just about all of them recovered full strength at 1 year with it characteristically happening in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc says “Don’t hold back!” Ask Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc the tough 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 as a result of a disc herniation with leg pain sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System helped him return not just back to walking but also to playing tennis! Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Back Belts Help Fort Wayne back pain patients fear moving, concerned 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 enhanced their walking distance. (5) And for acute compression fractures, a back brace is typically used. A soft brace was just as 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 are beneficial! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment. Ask your questions! Wear your belt as recommended. Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."