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

 San Jose 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 naturally upset San Jose back pain patients. “When will it come back?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment results are quite alike for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) One benchmark study related 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 brand-new article agrees: Improvement happens over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this new study did not elect surgery. Almost all of them recovered full strength at 1 year with it typically happening in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Chiropractic Solutions urges you to not hold back. Ask Chiropractic Solutions 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 developed foot drop and reduced muscle strength due to 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!

 Chiropractic Solutions sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


San Jose back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may cause pain. Back belts and braces decrease pain and fear of pain and allow 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 equally effective as a rigid brace to prevent spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce back pain. (6) Back belts are not necessary forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they are beneficial!

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