“You have a disc
herniation.” does not have to scare you.
Conservative care helps reduce pain and even
reduce the disc herniation. Surgery isn’t always necessary.
Conservative care has been shown to reduce
disc herniation and its associated back pain. Pflugerville Wellness Center utilizes
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the overall Pflugerville
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, 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 rate
of resorption was greater for a ruptured, non-contained disc (fragment) than a contained disc. Resorption rates varied 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 analyzed
for response to care of giant lumbar disc herniations. 41% of these
patients’ "giant lumbar" discs appeared on imaging to have resorbed 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 went through conservative care had greater
than 30% resorption. 25% experienced 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 extended into the spinal canal. (2)
Pflugerville Wellness Center 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, complete examination of symptoms to
the care at each visit, our Pflugerville back
pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often report
relief and a decrease in their fear of a disc
herniation and its impact on their life.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
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.
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic
appointment today. 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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