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

 Fort Wayne chiropractic assists in returning 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 concern Fort Wayne back pain patients. “When will it come back?” is a typical 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 leg radiculopathy. (1) One classic study stated 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 irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this latest study did not choose surgery. Almost all of them recovered full strength at 1 year with it characteristically happening in the first 3 months though on-going recovery lasted a year. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc says “Do not hold back!” Ask Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc the hard questions. We’ll present the research-documented facts for you to consider.

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 found himself 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 helped him return not just back to walking but also to playing tennis!

 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Fort Wayne back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause pain. Back belts and braces decrease pain and fear of pain and foster a return to normal activities of life. (4) For back pain patients who suffer with spinal stenosis, back belts improved 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 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 are beneficial!

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