“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.
DISC HERNIATIONS RESORB, GO AWAY, WITH
CONSERVATIVE CARE: 70.39% WITHIN 6 MONTHS
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.
Make your Millville chiropractic
appointment soon. We’re here to contain
your fear of a disc herniation and help you realize back pain and neck pain relief!
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