Apple Country Chiropractic Treats Disc Herniation Pain

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

It’s true for all of us individually, domestically, and professionally. It is true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It’s true for the knowledge of the disc and the spine it holds. Knowledge of Williamson back pain continues to evolve, and one of the foremost milestones was relatively new in our human history. Apple Country Chiropractic discloses past and current findings on the disc and the back pain it brings about as well as the Williamson chiropractic care that reduces that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The knowledge of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves resulting in back pain and leg pain is a relatively new phenomenon. Keep in mind that the spine changes as it matures. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition changes. The center part of the disc, nucleus pulposus, changes and gets smaller. (1) We know differently 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 talked about by a pathologist named CG Schmorl. But it wasn’t until 1934 when WJ Mixter and JS Barr circulated the first report of surgically taking out disc herniations in 19 patients. (2) (Unless it is published, it did not happen…and you do not get credit for it!) So it was less than a century ago that the disc herniation was termed a disc herniation and known as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have risen to the challenge in that time.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is usually focused on the disease and has a tendency to focus on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to remove the cause of pain. Alternative medicine traditionally focused on a whole-body approach and has a tendency to focus on treatments that stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to reduce pain. (3) Nowadays, integrative medicine is escalating in its appreciation and use of the best of both.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR DISC HERNIATION

Chiropractic care is all-encompassing care for spine pain conditions. For the disc herniation causing low back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or arm pain, gentle flexion distraction spinal manipulation is relieving. A new report states that horizontal traction was quite helpful in producing a significant enlargement of average lumbar spine disc height and reduction in lumbar lordosis. (4) Such is available with the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management utilizing long-y axis distraction. Apple Country Chiropractic concentrates 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’s shown to decrease pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It reduces intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, widens the spinal canal area by 28%, and enlarges disc height by 17%. (6) Apple Country Chiropractic eases back pain due to disc herniation quite effectively.

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

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

Schedule a non-surgical Williamson chiropractic care appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic today. Together, we’ll determine where you’ve been on your back pain journey and make a course of correction and control for its future with the most proper treatment possible.

Apple Country Chiropractic gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
« View All Spine Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."