“You have a disc
herniation.” doesn’t have to strike fear in you.
Conservative care helps decrease pain and even
reduce the disc herniation. Surgery is not always necessary.
Conservative care has been shown to reduce
disc herniation and its related back pain. Satterwhite Chiropractic utilizes
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the general Oxford
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 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 type of disc, resorption rates
varied from 13.33% to 87.77%. The resorption rate 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 stated that the resorption
process mainly happened within 6 months of
conservative treatment. (1) Another study regarding patient clinical
outcomes in a single 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 12
months. The timespan 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 stated that as long as there is no sign of
progressive neurological deficit or cauda equina syndrome,
conservative care was preferred as resorption was
more likely with these disc protrusions that were
in the spinal canal. (2)
Satterwhite 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 effective.
Starting with the initial, thorough examination of symptoms to
the care at every visit, our Oxford back
pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often get
relief and a decrease in their fear of their disc
herniation and its effect on their life.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 Oxford chiropractic
appointment soon. We’re here to contain
your fear of a disc herniation and help you realize back pain and neck pain relief!
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