Layden Chiropractic 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 individually, familiarly, and professionally. It’s true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the knowledge of the disc and the spine it houses. Knowledge of Plainville back pain keeps evolving, and one of the foremost milestones was rather recent in the history of man. Layden Chiropractic discloses old and new findings on the disc and the back pain it brings about as well as the Plainville chiropractic care that relieves that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The understanding of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves causing back pain and leg pain is a relatively recent phenomenon. Keep in mind that the spine changes as it matures. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition changes. The disc’s center, 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) explained their surgical experiences with disc herniations that were initially talked about by a pathologist named CG Schmorl. But it wasn’t until 1934 when WJ Mixter and JS Barr circulated the first report of surgically removing 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 recognized as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have grown to the challenge in those intervening years.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is traditionally centered on the disease and has a tendency to concentrate 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 has a tendency to concentrate on treatments that increase the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to reduce pain. (3) Nowadays, integrative medicine is escalating in its appreciation and use of the best of both.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR DISC HERNIATION

Chiropractic care is comprehensive care for spine pain conditions. For the disc herniation causing low back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or arm pain, gentle flexion distraction spinal manipulation is relieving. A new study states that horizontal traction was very helpful in causing 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 causing long-y axis distraction. Layden Chiropractic concentrates in this treatment. Cox Technic is described as a non-thrust low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation that manages low back pain non-pharmacologically. It is shown to decrease pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It decreases intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, opens the spinal canal area by 28%, and increases disc height by 17%. (6) Layden Chiropractic relieves back pain due to disc herniation quite effectively.

CONTACT Layden Chiropractic

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 Plainville chiropractic care appointment with Layden Chiropractic today. Together, we’ll figure out where you’ve been on your back pain journey and set a path of correction and control for its future with the most appropriate treatment possible.

Layden Chiropractic gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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