Plainville Disc Herniations Can Go Away

“You have a disc herniation.” does not have to scare you. Conservative care helps lessen pain and even reduce the disc herniation. Surgery is not always required. Conservative care appeared to reduce disc herniation and its related back pain. Layden Chiropractic utilizes gentle spinal manipulation as part of the overall Plainville chiropractic care treatment plan.


A recent research meta-analysis report, the top-level review of medical literature on a given topic, detailed the spontaneous resorption of a lumbar disc herniation with conservative treatment. In 31 studies, the researchers revealed that the overall resorption rate was 70.39%. By type of disc, resorption rates varied from 13.33% to 87.77%. The resorption rate was greater 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. (The US resorption rate was 61.66%.) The report said that the resorption process mainly occurred within 6 months of conservative treatment. (1) Another study of patient clinical outcomes in a single treatment center were analyzed 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 12 months. The timespan for resorption was 1 month to 8 years. 59% of those who went through conservative care had more than 30% resorption. 25% had greater than 50% resorption. The authors of this study wrote that as long as there is no sign of progressive nerve damage or cauda equina syndrome, conservative care was favored since resorption was more likely with these disc protrusions that were in the spinal canal. (2) Layden Chiropractic agrees that in the absence of nerve injury and/or cauda equina symptoms, conservative treatment - like our gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation - is helpful. Starting with the initial, complete examination of symptoms to the treatment at each visit, our Plainville back pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often report relief and a decrease in their fear of their disc herniation and its impact on their life.

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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.

Make your Plainville chiropractic appointment today. We’re here to contain your fear of a disc herniation and help you find back pain and neck pain relief!

Plainville chiropractic conservative care helps even giant disc herniations go away 
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