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Wilson Family Chiropractic Treats Disc Herniation Pain

“You have to know where you came from to know where you are going.”

It is true for all of us individually, familiarly, and professionally. It is true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the knowledge of the disc and the spine it houses. Awareness of Millville back pain keeps evolving, and one of the major milestones was relatively recent in our human history. Wilson Family Chiropractic shares past and current discoveries about the disc and the back pain it causes as well as the Millville chiropractic care that relieves that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The knowledge of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves causing back pain and leg pain is a relatively recent phenomenon. Remember that the spine changes as it ages. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition changes. The center part of the disc, nucleus pulposus, changes and decreases in size. (1) We know better today, but in 1909, the disc herniation was believed to be a tumor. In 1930, a neurologist (T Alajouanine) and surgeon (D Petit-Dutaillis) described their surgical experiences with disc herniations that were initially studied by a pathologist named CG Schmorl. But it wasn’t until 1934 when WJ Mixter and JS Barr published the first report of surgically getting rid of disc herniations in 19 patients. (2) (Unless it is published, it did not happen…and you don’t get credit for it!) So it was less than a century ago that the disc herniation was named a disc herniation and known as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have grown to the challenge in that time.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is traditionally centered on the disease and tends to focus on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to get rid of the cause of pain. Alternative medicine usually focused on a whole-body approach and tends to concentrate on treatments that stimulate the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to reduce pain. (3) Today, integrative medicine is escalating in its appreciation and utilization of the best of both.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR DISC HERNIATION

Chiropractic care is all-encompassing care for spine pain conditions. For the disc herniation resulting in low back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or arm pain, gentle flexion distraction spinal manipulation is easing. A new study states that horizontal traction was very effective in producing a significant increase in average lumbar spine disc height and reduction in lumbar lordosis. (4) Such is available with the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management causing long-y axis distraction. Wilson Family Chiropractic specializes in this treatment. Cox Technic is described as a non-thrust low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation that takes care of low back pain non-pharmacologically. It is evidence-based to decrease pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It reduces intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, opens the spinal canal area by 28%, and increases disc height by 17%. (6) Wilson Family Chiropractic eases back pain due to disc herniation very effectively.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Jake Bohnen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He discusses a case of a disc herniation he treated with Cox® Technic and reduced pain…and the herniation on MRI!

Schedule a non-surgical Millville chiropractic care appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic today. Together, we will figure out where you have been on your back pain journey and create a course of correction and control for its future with the most appropriate treatment possible.

Wilson Family Chiropractic gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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