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

 Auburn 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 bother Auburn back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a typical question. Keep in mind that studies show that treatment results are quite 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 brand-new article concurs: Improvement happens over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this latest study did not pick surgery. Just about all of them regained full strength at 1 year with it typically occurring in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. says “Don’t hold back!” Ask Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. the concerning questions. We will 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 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 helped him return not just back to walking but also to playing tennis!

 Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Auburn back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may trigger pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and foster a return to usual 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 implemented. A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to prevent spinal deformity, enhance quality of life, and lessen back pain. (6) Back belts aren’t needed forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they are beneficial!

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