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

 Fort Wayne 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 naturally bother Fort Wayne back pain patients. “When will it come back?” is a usual question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment results are very alike 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) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center urges you to not hold back. Ask Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center the tough questions. We’ll share with you the research-based answers 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 Radiological Center sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


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!

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