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Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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, domestically, and professionally. It is true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the comprehension of the disc and the spine it houses. Awareness of Brooks back pain continues to evolve, and one of the key milestones was rather recent in our human history. Soft Health and Healing Clinic discloses past and current findings on the disc and the back pain it produces as well as the Brooks 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 new wonder. Keep in mind that the spine changes as it ages. The shape of the disc and the composition of it tissue changes. The center part of the disc, 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 studied by a pathologist named CG Schmorl. But it was not 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 don’t get credit for it!) So it was fewer than 100 years ago that the disc herniation was named a disc herniation and identified as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have risen to the challenge in those intervening years.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is usually centered on the disease and tends to focus on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to get rid of the cause of pain. Alternative medicine usually centered on a whole-body approach and tends to focus on treatments that stimulate the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to decrease pain. (3) Today, integrative medicine is escalating in its valuing 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 easing. A new study points out that horizontal traction was quite effective in producing 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. Soft Health and Healing 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 evidence-based 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) Soft Health and Healing Clinic relieves back pain due to disc herniation very 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 Brooks chiropractic care appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. Together, we will figure out where you’ve been on your back pain journey and make a path of correction and control for its future with the most suitable treatment possible.

Soft Health and Healing Clinic gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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