“There’s a disc herniation in your spine.” does not have to strike fear in you.
Conservative care helps lessen pain and even
reduce the disc herniation. Surgery isn’t always needed.
Conservative care has been shown to reduce
disc herniation and its related back pain. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic uses
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the general Montreal
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 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 disc type, resorption rates
varied from 13.33% to 87.77%. The rate
of resorption was higher 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 occurred within 6 months of
conservative treatment. (1) Another study regarding patient clinical
outcomes in a single 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 nerve damage or cauda equina syndrome,
conservative care was favored as resorption was
more probable with these disc protrusions that were
in the spinal canal. (2)
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 helpful.
Starting with the initial, thorough examination of symptoms to
the care at every visit, our Montreal back
pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often find
relief and a reduction in their fear of their disc
herniation and its impact on their life.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
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 Montreal chiropractic
appointment soon. We’re here to reduce
your fear of a disc herniation and help you find back pain and neck pain relief!
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