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

 Plainville 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 upset Plainville back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that studies show that treatment results are very similar 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 returned 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 returns over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this new study did not choose surgery. Nearly all of them got back full strength at 1 year with it characteristically happening in the first 3 months though on-going recovery took a year. (3) Layden Chiropractic says “Do not hold back!” Ask Layden Chiropractic the concerning 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 developed 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!

 Layden Chiropractic sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Plainville back pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may trigger pain. Back belts and braces decrease pain and fear of pain and foster a return to usual activities of life. (4) For back pain patients who suffer with spinal stenosis, back belts enhanced their walking distance. (5) And for acute compression fractures, a back brace is usually implemented. A soft brace was equally effective as a rigid brace to avoid spinal deformity, enhance 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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