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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 individually, familiarly, and professionally. It’s true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It’s true for the knowledge of the disc and the spine it holds. Awareness of Carrolltown back pain keeps evolving, and one of the major milestones was rather new in our human history. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation shares past and current findings on the disc and the back pain it produces as well as the Carrolltown 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. Keep in mind 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 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 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 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 usually focused on the disease and has a tendency to concentrate on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to remove the cause of pain. Alternative medicine traditionally centered 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 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 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 report states that horizontal traction was quite helpful in causing 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 utilizing long-y axis distraction. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation specializes 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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 Carrolltown chiropractic care appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation today. Together, we’ll figure out where you have been on your back pain journey and set a path of correction and control for its future with the most proper treatment possible.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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