“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.
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 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.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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!
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