“You have a disc
herniation.” doesn’t 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 associated back pain. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka uses
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the overall Sitka
chiropractic care treatment plan.
DISC HERNIATIONS RESORB, GO AWAY, WITH
CONSERVATIVE CARE: 70.39% WITHIN 6 MONTHS
A recent 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 frequency
of resorption 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. (The US 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 one treatment center were evaluated
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 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 neurological deficit or cauda equina syndrome,
conservative care was favored as resorption was
more probable with these disc protrusions that were
in the spinal canal. (2)
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka agrees that in the
absence of nerve injury and/or cauda equina symptoms, conservative
treatment - like our gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation - is helpful.
Starting with the initial, thorough examination of symptoms to
the treatment at each visit, our Sitka back
pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often get
relief and a reduction in their fear of a disc
herniation and its impact on their life.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how he used The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help
a patient with a large disc herniation.
Make your Sitka chiropractic
appointment now. We’re here to lessen
your fear of a disc herniation and help you find back pain and neck pain relief!
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