“You have a disc
herniation.” doesn’t have to scare you.
Conservative care helps lessen pain and even
reduce the disc herniation. Surgery isn’t always necessary.
Conservative care appeared to reduce
disc herniation and its associated back pain. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre utilizes
gentle spinal manipulation as part of the overall Toronto
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
varied from 13.33% to 87.77%. The resorption rate 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. (In the US, the resorption
rate was 61.66%.) The report concluded that the resorption
process primarily occurred within 6 months of
conservative treatment. (1) Another study of patient clinical
outcomes in a single care center were evaluated
for response to treatment of giant lumbar disc herniations. 41% of these
patients’ "giant lumbar" discs showed
resorption 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 stated that as long as there is no sign of
progressive nerve damage or cauda equina syndrome,
conservative care was preferred as resorption was
more likely with these disc protrusions that extended into the spinal canal. (2)
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre agrees that in the
absence of nerve injury and/or cauda equina symptoms, conservative
treatment - like our gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation - is effective.
Starting with the initial, complete examination of symptoms to
the care at every visit, our Toronto back
pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often report
relief and a reduction in their fear of their disc
herniation and its effect on their life.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use
of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help
a patient with a large disc herniation.
Schedule your Toronto chiropractic
appointment now. We’re here to reduce
your fear of a disc herniation and help you realize back pain and neck pain relief!
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