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Montreal Disc Herniations Can Go Away

“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.


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.

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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.

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Montreal chiropractic conservative care helps even huge disc herniations go away 
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