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

 Augusta 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 concern Augusta back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a usual question. Keep in mind that studies show that treatment results are very alike for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1) One model study reported that loss of motor strength because of 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 occurs over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this new study did not elect surgery. Almost all of them got back full strength at 1 year with it typically happening in the first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic says “Don’t hold back!” Ask Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic the tough questions. We’ll share with you the research-based answers 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 developed foot drop and reduced muscle strength due to 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!

 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Augusta back pain patients fear moving, worried 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 back pain patients who suffer with spinal stenosis, back belts improved 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 avoid spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and reduce back pain. (6) Back belts are not necessary forever, but for short-term and for certain conditions, they help!

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