“You have a disc
herniation.” does not have to scare you.
Conservative care helps decrease pain and even
reduce the disc herniation. Surgery is not always necessary.
Conservative care has been shown to reduce
disc herniation and its associated back pain. Minster Chiropractic Center utilizes
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the overall Minster
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 specific topic, detailed 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
ranged from 13.33% to 87.77%. The resorption rate 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 primarily occurred within 6 months of
conservative treatment. (1) Another study regarding 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 12
months. The range of time for resorption was 1 month to 8
years. 59% of those who went through conservative care had more
than 30% resorption. 25% experienced 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 preferred as resorption was
more likely with these disc protrusions that extended into the spinal canal. (2)
Minster Chiropractic Center concurs 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 treatment at every visit, our Minster 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 Minster Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates his use
of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help
a patient with a large disc herniation.
Schedule your Minster 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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