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

 Manchester 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 bother Manchester back pain patients. “When will it come back?” is a typical question. Keep in mind that studies show that treatment outcomes are quite similar for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) One model 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 agrees: Improvement comes over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this new study did not choose surgery. Just about all of them got back full strength at 1 year with it characteristically occurring in the first 3 months though on-going recovery lasted a year. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries says “Don’t hold back!” Ask Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 as a result of a disc herniation with leg pain sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System allowed him to return not just back to walking but also to playing tennis!

 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Manchester back pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may trigger pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and foster a return to normal activities of life. (4) For spinal stenosis patients with back pain, back belts improved walking distance. (5) And for acute compression fractures, a back brace is usually used. A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to prevent spinal deformity, enhance quality of life, and lessen back pain. (6) Back belts are not needed forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they help!

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