“There’s a disc herniation in your spine.” doesn’t have to strike fear in you.
Conservative care helps reduce pain and even
reduce the disc herniation. Surgery isn’t always needed.
Conservative care has been shown to reduce
disc herniation and its related back pain. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic uses
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the overall Fernandina Beach
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 given 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 disc type, resorption rates
ranged from 13.33% to 87.77%. The frequency
of resorption was greater 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 mainly happened within 6 months of
conservative treatment. (1) Another study of patient clinical
outcomes in one care center were analyzed
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 12
months. The range of time for resorption was 1 month to 8
years. 59% of those who underwent 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 probable with these disc protrusions that were
in the spinal canal. (2)
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 Fernandina Beach back
pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often report
relief and a decrease in their fear of a disc
herniation and its effect on their life.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use
of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to relieve
a patient with a large disc herniation.
Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic
appointment soon. We’re here to reduce
your fear of a disc herniation and help you realize back pain and neck pain relief!
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