Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 is true for the comprehension of the disc and the spine it houses. Understanding of Manchester back pain continues to evolve, and one of the foremost milestones was rather new in the history of man. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries discloses old and new findings on the disc and the back pain it brings about as well as the Manchester 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 matures. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition changes. The center part of the disc, nucleus pulposus, changes and decreases in size. (1) We know better 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 studied by a pathologist named CG Schmorl. But it was not 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 didn’t happen…and you do not get credit for it!) So it was less than a century 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 that time.

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 get rid of the cause of pain. Alternative medicine traditionally centered on a whole-body approach and tends to concentrate on treatments that stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to decrease pain. (3) Nowadays, integrative medicine is escalating in its valuing and use of the best of both.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR DISC HERNIATION

Chiropractic care is all-encompassing care for spine pain conditions. For the disc herniation resulting in low back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or arm pain, gentle flexion distraction spinal manipulation is relieving. A new study points out that horizontal traction was quite helpful in producing a significant enlargement of average lumbar spine disc height and reduction in lumbar lordosis. (4) Such is available with the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management causing long-y axis distraction. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries concentrates in this treatment. Cox Technic is described as a non-thrust low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation that takes care of low back pain non-pharmacologically. It’s 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) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries relieves back pain due to disc herniation quite effectively.

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

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 Manchester chiropractic care appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries today. Together, we will figure out where you have been on your back pain journey and set a path of correction and control for its future with the most proper treatment possible.

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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