Palmer Chiropractic Center Treats Disc Herniation Pain

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

It is true for all of us personally, domestically, and professionally. It is true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the understanding of the disc and the spine it houses. Knowledge of Lynchburg back pain keeps evolving, and one of the major milestones was relatively recent in the history of man. Palmer Chiropractic Center shares past and current findings on the disc and the back pain it produces as well as the Lynchburg chiropractic care that relieves that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The knowledge of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves resulting in back pain and leg pain is a relatively recent wonder. 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 gets smaller. (1) We know better today, but in 1909, the disc herniation was thought to be a tumor. In 1930, a neurologist (T Alajouanine) and surgeon (D Petit-Dutaillis) explained 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 published the first report of surgically removing 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 termed a disc herniation and recognized as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have risen to the challenge in those intervening years.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is usually 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 usually focused on a whole-body approach and tends to concentrate on treatments that stimulate the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to reduce pain. (3) Nowadays, integrative medicine is growing in its appreciation and utilization of the best of both.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR DISC HERNIATION

Chiropractic care is comprehensive 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 report points out that horizontal traction was quite helpful in producing a significant enlargement of average lumbar spine disc height and decrease in lumbar lordosis. (4) Such is available with the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management utilizing long-y axis distraction. Palmer Chiropractic Center concentrates 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’s shown to reduce pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It decreases intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, widens the spinal canal area by 28%, and increases disc height by 17%. (6) Palmer Chiropractic Center relieves back pain due to disc herniation very effectively.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Jake Bohnen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He presents a case of a disc herniation he treated with Cox® Technic and reduced pain…and the herniation on MRI!

Schedule a non-surgical Lynchburg chiropractic care appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center today. Together, we’ll figure out where you’ve been on your back pain journey and make a path of correction and control for its future with the most suitable treatment possible.

Palmer Chiropractic Center gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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