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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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’s true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It’s true for the comprehension of the disc and the spine it holds. Awareness of St. Francisville back pain continues to evolve, and one of the major milestones was relatively new in our human history. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville discloses past and current findings on the disc and the back pain it brings about as well as the St. Francisville 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. Keep in mind 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 assumed 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 don’t get credit for it!) So it was less than a century ago that the disc herniation was termed a disc herniation and identified as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have risen to the challenge in those intervening years.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is traditionally focused on the disease and tends to concentrate on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to remove the cause of pain. Alternative medicine usually centered on a whole-body approach and tends to concentrate on treatments that increase 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 appreciation 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 easing. A new report points out that horizontal traction was quite 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 causing long-y axis distraction. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville specializes in this treatment. Cox Technic is depicted as a non-thrust low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation that manages low back pain non-pharmacologically. It is shown to reduce 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) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville eases back pain due to disc herniation quite effectively.

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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 St. Francisville chiropractic care appointment with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville today. Together, we will determine where you have been on your back pain journey and make a path of correction and control for its future with the most appropriate treatment possible.

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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