In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at at chiropractic spinal manipulation in treating patients with disc herniation.
Approximately 70-80% of all of us will suffer from some type of back pain during their life.
When low-back pain is accompanied with pain traveling down the, that is associated with a herniated intervertebral disc. This can be an incredably severe for of pain that can often lead to disability.
When you find yourself suffering from a herniated disc, you typically have two paths of treatment to decide between; you can go the surgical route, or the more conservative-non or less invasive route.
The conservative, non-less invasive care usually includes various medications, epidural steroid injections, rest, physical therapy, flexion/distraction therapy, and chiropractic spinal manipulation.
A study evaluated 148 patients (between ages of 18 and 65 years) with low-back pain, leg pain, and physical examination abnormalities with concordant lumbar disc herniations.
The treatment was a specific lumbar spinal manipulation dependent upon whether the disc herniation was intraforaminal or paramedian as seen on the magnetic resonance images and was performed by a doctor of chiropractic.
A large percentage of acute and importantly chronic lumbar disc herniation patients treated with chiropractic spinal manipulation reported clinically relevant improvement.
At 3 months, 90.5% of patients were “improved” with 88.0% “improved” at 1 year.
Although acute patients improved faster by 3 months, 81.8% of chronic patients reported “improvement” with 89.2% “improved” at 1 year.
There were no adverse events reported.
Remember your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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