Amelia Chiropractic Clinic Treats Disc Herniation Pain

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

It is true for all of us individually, domestically, and professionally. It’s true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the understanding of the disc and the spine it houses. Knowledge of Fernandina Beach back pain keeps evolving, and one of the key milestones was rather recent in the history of man. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares old and new discoveries about the disc and the back pain it produces as well as the Fernandina Beach chiropractic care that relieves that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The understanding of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves resulting in back pain and leg pain is a relatively recent wonder. Keep in mind that the spine changes as it grows older. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition changes. The center part of the disc, nucleus pulposus, changes and decreases in size. (1) We know better today, but in 1909, the disc herniation was thought to be a tumor. In 1930, a neurologist (T Alajouanine) and surgeon (D Petit-Dutaillis) explained 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 published 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 named 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 concentrate on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to remove the cause of pain. Alternative medicine usually focused on a whole-body approach and tends to focus on treatments that stimulate the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to reduce pain. (3) Today, integrative medicine is escalating in its valuing 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 resulting in low back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or arm pain, gentle flexion distraction spinal manipulation is relieving. A new report points out that horizontal traction was very helpful in producing a significant increase in average lumbar spine disc height and decrease in lumbar lordosis. (4) Such is available with the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management utilizing long-y axis distraction. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic specializes in this treatment. Cox Technic is depicted as a non-thrust low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation that takes care of low back pain non-pharmacologically. It’s evidence-based 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 increases disc height by 17%. (6) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic eases back pain due to disc herniation quite effectively.

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

Schedule a non-surgical Fernandina Beach chiropractic care appointment with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic today. Together, we will figure out where you’ve been on your back pain journey and set a path of correction and control for its future with the most suitable treatment possible.

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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