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Spinal Care Clinic Treats Disc Herniation Pain

“You have to know where you came from to know where you are going.”

It is true for all of us personally, familiarly, and professionally. It’s true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the understanding of the disc and the spine it holds. Awareness of Burlington and Hamilton back pain keeps evolving, and one of the foremost milestones was rather new in our human history. Spinal Care Clinic shares old and new discoveries about the disc and the back pain it produces as well as the Burlington and Hamilton 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 new wonder. Remember that the spine changes as it ages. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition changes. The center part of the disc, nucleus pulposus, changes and decreases in size. (1) We know differently today, but in 1909, the disc herniation was believed 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 wasn’t until 1934 when WJ Mixter and JS Barr published the first report of surgically getting rid of disc herniations in 19 patients. (2) (Unless it is published, it did not 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 known as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have risen to the challenge in that time.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is usually centered on the disease and has a tendency to focus on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to get rid of the cause of pain. Alternative medicine traditionally focused on a whole-body approach and tends to focus on treatments that increase the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to decrease pain. (3) Today, integrative medicine is growing in its valuing 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 study points out that horizontal traction was very effective in producing a significant enlargement of 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. Spinal Care Clinic specializes in this treatment. Cox Technic is described as a non-thrust low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation that takes care of low back pain non-pharmacologically. It is shown to decrease pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It reduces intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, widens the spinal canal area by 28%, and increases disc height by 17%. (6) Spinal Care Clinic eases back pain due to disc herniation very effectively.

CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic

Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Jake Bohnen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He presents a case of a disc herniation he treated with Cox® Technic and reduced pain…and the herniation on MRI!

Schedule a non-surgical Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care appointment with Spinal Care Clinic today. Together, we will figure out where you’ve been on your back pain journey and make a course of correction and control for its future with the most proper treatment possible.

Spinal Care Clinic gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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