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

 La Grande chiropractic assists in returning motor strength loss due to a disc herniation and sciatica return over time.

Leg pain (sciatic radiculopathy) and loss of motor strength naturally upset La Grande back pain patients. ”When will I get back to ‘normal’?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that studies show that treatment outcomes are very comparable 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 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 agrees: Improvement returns over time irrespective of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this new study did not pick surgery. Just about all of them regained full strength at 1 year with it characteristically occurring in the first 3 months while on-going recovery took a year. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC says “Don’t hold back!” Ask Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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 developed 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 allowed him to resume walking and playing tennis!

 Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC sees value in recommending back belts to back pain sufferers.


La Grande 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 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 are beneficial!

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