“You have a disc
herniation.” doesn’t have to strike fear in you.
Conservative care helps decrease pain and even
shrink the disc herniation. Surgery is not always required.
Conservative care has been shown to shrink
disc herniation and its associated back pain. Apple Country Chiropractic uses
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the general Williamson
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, reported
on 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
varied from 13.33% to 87.77%. The rate
of resorption was higher 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. (In the US, the resorption
rate was 61.66%.) The report said that the resorption
process primarily occurred within 6 months of
conservative treatment. (1) Another study of patient clinical
outcomes in a single care center were analyzed
for response to treatment 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 a year. The timespan 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 wrote that as long as there is no sign of
progressive nerve damage or cauda equina syndrome,
conservative care was preferred as resorption was
more likely with these disc protrusions that were
in the spinal canal. (2)
Apple Country Chiropractic 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, thorough examination of symptoms to
the care at each visit, our Williamson back
pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often find
relief and a decrease in their fear of a disc
herniation and its effect on their life.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
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 Williamson chiropractic
appointment soon. We’re here to contain
your fear of a disc herniation and help you find back pain and neck pain relief!
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