Aaron Chiropractic 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, domestically, 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. Awareness of Fort Wayne back pain continues to evolve, and one of the major milestones was relatively new in the history of man. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic shares old and new findings on the disc and the back pain it brings about as well as the Fort Wayne chiropractic care that relieves that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The knowledge of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves causing back pain and leg pain is a relatively recent phenomenon. Remember 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 better 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 was not until 1934 when WJ Mixter and JS Barr published the first report of surgically taking out 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 fewer than 100 years 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 that time.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is usually centered 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 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) Nowadays, integrative medicine is growing in its appreciation and utilization of the best of both.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR DISC HERNIATION

Chiropractic care is all-encompassing 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 easing. A new report states that horizontal traction was very effective 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 causing long-y axis distraction. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 evidence-based to reduce 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 enlarges disc height by 17%. (6) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic relieves 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 presents a case of a disc herniation he treated with Cox® Technic and reduced pain…and the herniation on MRI!

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

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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