“You have a disc
herniation.” does not have to strike fear in you.
Conservative care helps decrease pain and even
shrink the disc herniation. Surgery is not always necessary.
Conservative care has been shown to reduce
disc herniation and its related back pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc utilizes
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the general Fort Wayne
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 frequency
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. (The US resorption
rate was 61.66%.) The report concluded that the resorption
process primarily occurred within 6 months of
conservative treatment. (1) Another study regarding patient clinical
outcomes in a single care center were analyzed
for response to care 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 preferred as resorption was
more probable with these disc protrusions that extended into the spinal canal. (2)
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 treatment at every visit, our Fort Wayne back
pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often report
relief and a decrease in their fear of a disc
herniation and its effect on their life.
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he used The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to relieve
a patient with a large disc herniation.
Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment now. We’re here to contain
your fear of a disc herniation and help you realize relief of neck
and back pain!
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