Moses 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 personally, familiarly, and professionally. It is true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the understanding of the disc and the spine it houses. Knowledge of West Palm Beach back pain continues to evolve, and one of the key milestones was rather new in the history of man. Moses Chiropractic discloses past and current discoveries about the disc and the back pain it causes as well as the West Palm Beach chiropractic care that reduces 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 wonder. Remember that the spine changes as it ages. The shape of the disc and the composition of it tissue changes. The disc’s center, nucleus pulposus, changes and gets smaller. (1) We know differently today, but in 1909, the disc herniation was thought 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 taking out disc herniations in 19 patients. (2) (Unless it is published, it didn’t happen…and you do not 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 that time.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is traditionally 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 usually focused on a whole-body approach and has a tendency to focus on treatments that increase the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to reduce pain. (3) Today, integrative medicine is growing in its appreciation and utilization of the best of both.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR DISC HERNIATION

Chiropractic care is comprehensive 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 relieving. A new study states that horizontal traction was quite 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. Moses Chiropractic 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’s 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) Moses Chiropractic relieves back pain due to disc herniation quite effectively.

CONTACT Moses 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic care appointment with Moses Chiropractic today. Together, we’ll 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 suitable treatment possible.

Moses Chiropractic gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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