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

 Manahawkin 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 upset Manahawkin back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment results are quite comparable for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with leg radiculopathy. (1) One model study reported 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 comes over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). Most patients in this latest study did not elect surgery. Just about all of them regained full strength at 1 year with it typically happening in the first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center says “Don’t hold back!” Ask Manahawkin Chiropractic Center the concerning questions. We will 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 assisting an athletic, healthy patient who found himself foot drop and reduced muscle strength as a result of 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!

 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center sees benefit in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


Manahawkin back pain patients fear moving, concerned that they may cause pain. Back belts and braces reduce pain and fear of pain and allow a return to usual 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 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 aren’t necessary forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they are beneficial!

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