“You have a disc
herniation.” doesn’t have to strike fear in you.
Conservative care helps lessen pain and even
reduce the disc herniation. Surgery isn’t always needed.
Conservative care appeared to shrink
disc herniation and its related back pain. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation utilizes
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the overall Tonawanda
chiropractic care treatment plan.
DISC HERNIATIONS RESORB, GO AWAY, WITH
CONSERVATIVE CARE: 70.39% WITHIN 6 MONTHS
A recent research meta-analysis report, the top-level
review of medical literature on a given topic, reported
on the spontaneous resorption of a lumbar disc herniation with conservative
treatment. In 31 studies, the researchers revealed that the overall
resorption rate was 70.39%. By type of disc, resorption rates
ranged from 13.33% to 87.77%. The resorption rate was greater for a ruptured, non-contained disc (fragment) than a contained disc. Resorption rates varied by country from
60.68% in China to 83.52% in Korea. (The US resorption
rate was 61.66%.) The report stated that the resorption
process mainly happened within 6 months of
conservative treatment. (1) Another study of patient clinical
outcomes in a single treatment center were evaluated
for response to treatment of giant lumbar disc herniations. 41% of these
patients’ "giant lumbar" discs revealed
resorption within 6 months, 37% in 6-12 months, and 32% after 12
months. The timespan for resorption was 1 month to 8
years. 59% of those who underwent conservative care had greater
than 30% resorption. 25% experienced greater than 50% resorption. The
authors of this study wrote that as long as there is no sign of
progressive neurological deficit or cauda equina syndrome,
conservative care was preferred as resorption was
more likely with these disc protrusions that extended into the spinal canal. (2)
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation concurs that when there is no sign of nerve injury and/or cauda equina symptoms, conservative
treatment - like our gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation - is helpful.
Starting with the initial, complete examination of symptoms to
the treatment at each visit, our Tonawanda back
pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often report
relief and a decrease in their fear of a disc
herniation and its effect on their life.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he used The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help
a patient with a large disc herniation.
Make your Tonawanda chiropractic
appointment soon. We’re here to reduce
your fear of a disc herniation and help you realize relief of neck
and back pain!
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