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Fort Wayne Disc Herniations Can Go Away

“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.


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.

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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.

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Fort Wayne chiropractic conservative care helps even huge disc herniations go away 
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