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Millville Disc Herniations Can Go Away

“There’s a disc herniation in your spine.” does not have to scare you. Conservative care helps lessen pain and even shrink the disc herniation. Surgery isn’t always required. Conservative care appeared to reduce disc herniation and its associated back pain. Wilson Family Chiropractic utilizes gentle spinal manipulation as part of the overall Millville chiropractic care treatment plan.


A new 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 disc type, resorption rates ranged from 13.33% to 87.77%. The frequency of resorption 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 occurred within 6 months of conservative treatment. (1) Another study regarding patient clinical outcomes in one care center were analyzed for response to treatment of giant lumbar disc herniations. 41% of these patients’ "giant lumbar" discs appeared on imaging to have resorbed within 6 months, 37% in 6-12 months, and 32% after a year. The range of time for resorption was 1 month to 8 years. 59% of those who underwent conservative care had more than 30% resorption. 25% experienced greater than 50% resorption. The authors of this study stated that as long as there is no sign of progressive nerve damage or cauda equina syndrome, conservative care was favored as resorption was more probable with these disc protrusions that were in the spinal canal. (2) Wilson Family Chiropractic concurs that in the absence 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 treatment at every visit, our Millville back pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often report relief and a reduction in their fear of a 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 his use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to relieve a patient with a large disc herniation.

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Millville chiropractic conservative care helps even huge disc herniations go away 
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