“You have a disc
herniation.” doesn’t have to strike fear in you.
Conservative care helps reduce pain and even
reduce the disc herniation. Surgery isn’t always required.
Conservative care has been shown to shrink
disc herniation and its related back pain. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. utilizes
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the overall Auburn
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, reported
on the spontaneous resorption of a lumbar disc herniation with conservative
treatment. In 31 studies, the researchers found that the overall
resorption rate was 70.39%. By disc type, 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 varied by country from
60.68% in China to 83.52% in Korea. (The US resorption
rate was 61.66%.) The report concluded that the resorption
process primarily happened within 6 months of
conservative treatment. (1) Another study of patient clinical
outcomes in one care center were evaluated
for response to treatment 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 a year. The timespan for resorption was 1 month to 8
years. 59% of those who went through conservative care had greater
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 neurological deficit or cauda equina syndrome,
conservative care was preferred since resorption was
more likely with these disc protrusions that extended into the spinal canal. (2)
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. agrees that in the
absence of nerve injury and/or cauda equina symptoms, conservative
treatment - like our gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation - is helpful.
Starting with the initial, complete examination of symptoms to
the care at each visit, our Auburn 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 Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 Auburn chiropractic
appointment today. We’re here to contain
your fear of a disc herniation and help you find relief of neck
and back pain!
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