Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center Treats Disc Herniation Pain

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

It’s true for all of us personally, domestically, and professionally. It is true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It’s true for the comprehension of the disc and the spine it holds. Awareness of Fort Wayne back pain keeps evolving, and one of the major milestones was relatively recent in our human history. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center discloses past and current discoveries about the disc and the back pain it brings about as well as the Fort Wayne chiropractic care that relieves that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The understanding of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves causing back pain and leg pain is a relatively new phenomenon. Remember that the spine changes as it grows older. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition 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 believed 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 circulated the first report of surgically taking out disc herniations in 19 patients. (2) (Unless it is published, it did not happen…and you do not get credit for it!) So it was fewer than 100 years ago that the disc herniation was named a disc herniation and identified as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have grown to the challenge in those intervening years.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is traditionally centered on the disease and has a tendency to focus on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to remove the cause of pain. Alternative medicine traditionally focused on a whole-body approach and tends to focus on treatments that stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to decrease pain. (3) Today, integrative medicine is growing in its valuing and utilization of the best of both.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR DISC HERNIATION

Chiropractic care is all-encompassing care for spine pain conditions. For the disc herniation producing low back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or arm pain, gentle flexion distraction spinal manipulation is relieving. A new report states that horizontal traction was very effective in producing a significant increase in average lumbar spine disc height and reduction in lumbar lordosis. (4) Such is available with the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management utilizing long-y axis distraction. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center specializes in this treatment. Cox Technic is depicted as a non-thrust low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation that takes care of low back pain non-pharmacologically. It is shown to reduce pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It decreases intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, opens the spinal canal area by 28%, and increases disc height by 17%. (6) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center eases back pain due to disc herniation very effectively.

CONTACT Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center

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 Fort Wayne chiropractic care appointment with Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center today. Together, we will figure out where you have been on your back pain journey and set a course of correction and control for its future with the most suitable treatment possible.

Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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