“There’s a disc herniation in your spine.” does not have to scare you.
Conservative care helps decrease pain and even
shrink the disc herniation. Surgery isn’t always necessary.
Conservative care appeared to reduce
disc herniation and its related back pain. Johnson Chiropractic uses
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the general Richmond
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 revealed that the overall
resorption rate was 70.39%. By type of disc, resorption rates
ranged from 13.33% to 87.77%. The resorption rate was higher for a ruptured, non-contained disc (fragment) than a contained disc. Resorption rates differed by country from
60.68% in China to 83.52% in Korea. (In the US, the resorption
rate was 61.66%.) The report concluded that the resorption
process primarily occurred within 6 months of
conservative treatment. (1) Another study of patient clinical
outcomes in one treatment center were evaluated
for response to treatment of giant lumbar disc herniations. 41% of these
patients’ "giant lumbar" discs revealed
resorption 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 greater
than 30% resorption. 25% had 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 preferred as resorption was
more likely with these disc protrusions that were
in the spinal canal. (2)
Johnson 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 helpful.
Starting with the initial, complete examination of symptoms to
the treatment at each visit, our Richmond back
pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often find
relief and a reduction in their fear of a disc
herniation and its effect 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 illustrates his use
of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to relieve
a patient with a large disc herniation.
Make your Richmond chiropractic
appointment now. 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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