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

 Nashua chiropractic helps return 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 Nashua back pain patients. “When will it come back?” is a standard question. Keep in mind that research finds that treatment results are very comparable for surgical and non-surgical care of disc herniation patients with sciatic radiculopathy. (1) One model study stated 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 occurs over time regardless of treatment (surgery or non-surgery). The majority of patients in this latest study did not elect surgery. Almost all of them got back full strength at 1 year with it characteristically occurring in the first 3 months while on-going recovery lasted a year. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic says “Do not hold back!” Ask Moriarty Chiropractic the concerning questions. We’ll present the research-documented facts for you to ponder.

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 decreased muscle strength due to a disc herniation with leg pain sciatica/radiculopathy. His chiropractic care utilizing the Cox® Technic System helped him resume walking and playing tennis!

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


Nashua back pain patients fear moving, worried that they may trigger pain. Back belts and braces decrease pain and fear of pain and allow 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 usually implemented. A soft brace was just as effective as a rigid brace to avoid spinal deformity, improve quality of life, and lessen back pain. (6) Back belts are not necessary forever, but for temporary and for certain conditions, they help!

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