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New Roads Disc Herniations Can Go Away

“There’s a disc herniation in your spine.” doesn’t have to scare you. Conservative care helps reduce pain and even shrink the disc herniation. Surgery is not always required. Conservative care appeared to shrink disc herniation and its related back pain. New Roads Chiropractic Center utilizes gentle spinal manipulation as part of the overall New Roads chiropractic care treatment plan.


A recent research meta-analysis report, the top-level review of medical literature on a specific topic, detailed the spontaneous resorption of a lumbar disc herniation with conservative treatment. In 31 studies, the researchers found that the overall resorption rate was 70.39%. By type of disc, resorption rates ranged from 13.33% to 87.77%. The rate of resorption was greater for a ruptured, non-contained disc (fragment) than a contained disc. Resorption rates differed by country from 60.68% in China to 83.52% in Korea. (The US resorption rate was 61.66%.) The report said that the resorption process mainly occurred within 6 months of conservative treatment. (1) Another study of patient clinical outcomes in one treatment center were evaluated for response to care of giant lumbar disc herniations. 41% of these patients’ "giant lumbar" discs showed resorption within 6 months, 37% in 6-12 months, and 32% after 12 months. The range of time for resorption was 1 month to 8 years. 59% of those who went through conservative care had more than 30% resorption. 25% had greater than 50% resorption. The authors of this study stated that as long as there is no sign of progressive neurological deficit or cauda equina syndrome, conservative care was favored as resorption was more probable with these disc protrusions that extended into the spinal canal. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center agrees that when there is no sign of nerve injury and/or cauda equina symptoms, conservative treatment - like our gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation - is effective. Starting with the initial, complete examination of symptoms to the care at each visit, our New Roads back pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often get relief and a reduction in their fear of their disc herniation and its impact 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 relieve a patient with a large disc herniation.

Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment now. We’re here to reduce your fear of a disc herniation and help you find back pain and neck pain relief!

New Roads chiropractic conservative care helps even huge disc herniations go away 
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