Pflugerville Wellness Center Treats Disc Herniation Pain

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

It’s true for all of us individually, familiarly, and professionally. It’s true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the comprehension of the disc and the spine it houses. Understanding of Pflugerville back pain keeps evolving, and one of the foremost milestones was rather recent in our human history. Pflugerville Wellness Center discloses old and new findings on the disc and the back pain it causes as well as the Pflugerville chiropractic care that relieves that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The knowledge of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves causing back pain and leg pain is a relatively new phenomenon. Keep in mind that the spine changes as it matures. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition changes. The disc’s center, nucleus pulposus, changes and decreases in size. (1) We know better today, but in 1909, the disc herniation was assumed 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 studied by a pathologist named CG Schmorl. But it wasn’t until 1934 when WJ Mixter and JS Barr circulated the first report of surgically getting rid of 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 fewer than 100 years ago that the disc herniation was named a disc herniation and identified as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have risen to the challenge in that time.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is traditionally focused on the disease and has a tendency to concentrate on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to get rid of the cause of pain. Alternative medicine traditionally centered on a whole-body approach and has a tendency to focus on treatments that increase the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to reduce pain. (3) Nowadays, integrative medicine is growing in its appreciation 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 producing low back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or arm pain, gentle flexion distraction spinal manipulation is easing. A new report states that horizontal traction was quite effective 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. Pflugerville Wellness Center specializes in this treatment. Cox Technic is depicted as a non-thrust low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation that manages low back pain non-pharmacologically. It’s evidence-based to reduce pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It decreases intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, widens the spinal canal area by 28%, and enlarges disc height by 17%. (6) Pflugerville Wellness Center relieves back pain due to disc herniation very effectively.

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

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 Pflugerville chiropractic care appointment with Pflugerville Wellness Center today. Together, we will determine where you’ve been on your back pain journey and set a path of correction and control for its future with the most proper treatment possible.

Pflugerville Wellness Center gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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