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Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic Treats Disc Herniation Pain

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

It is true for all of us individually, domestically, and professionally. It’s true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the understanding of the disc and the spine it holds. Awareness of Montreal back pain keeps evolving, and one of the foremost milestones was rather recent in the history of man. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares old and new findings on the disc and the back pain it causes as well as the Montreal chiropractic care that reduces that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The understanding of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves resulting in back pain and leg pain is a relatively recent phenomenon. Remember that the spine changes as it ages. The shape of the disc and the composition of it tissue changes. The center part of the disc, nucleus pulposus, changes and gets smaller. (1) We know differently today, but in 1909, the disc herniation was thought to be a tumor. In 1930, a neurologist (T Alajouanine) and surgeon (D Petit-Dutaillis) described their surgical experiences with disc herniations that were initially talked about by a pathologist named CG Schmorl. But it wasn’t until 1934 when WJ Mixter and JS Barr published the first report of surgically getting rid of disc herniations in 19 patients. (2) (Unless it is published, it did not happen…and you don’t get credit for it!) So it was fewer than 100 years ago that the disc herniation was named a disc herniation and known as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have risen to the challenge in those intervening years.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is usually focused on the disease and tends to concentrate on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to get rid of the cause of pain. Alternative medicine usually focused on a whole-body approach and has a tendency to focus on treatments that stimulate the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to reduce pain. (3) Nowadays, integrative medicine is escalating in its appreciation and utilization of the best of both.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR DISC HERNIATION

Chiropractic care is comprehensive care for spine pain conditions. For the disc herniation causing 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 helpful 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. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 is shown to decrease pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It reduces intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, opens the spinal canal area by 28%, and enlarges disc height by 17%. (6) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic eases back pain due to disc herniation very effectively.

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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 Montreal chiropractic care appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic today. Together, we will figure out where you’ve been on your back pain journey and make a course of correction and control for its future with the most proper treatment possible.

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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