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Malverne Health & Wellness 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 is true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the comprehension of the disc and the spine it houses. Awareness of Malverne back pain keeps evolving, and one of the major milestones was rather new in our human history. Malverne Health & Wellness shares past and current discoveries about the disc and the back pain it causes as well as the Malverne chiropractic care that reduces 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 new phenomenon. Keep in mind that the spine changes as it matures. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition changes. The disc’s center, 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) 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 removing 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 recognized 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 tends to focus 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 stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to decrease pain. (3) Nowadays, integrative medicine is growing in its valuing 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 study states that horizontal traction was quite 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 utilizing long-y axis distraction. Malverne Health & Wellness 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’s evidence-based to decrease pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It decreases intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, widens the spinal canal area by 28%, and increases disc height by 17%. (6) Malverne Health & Wellness 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 presents a case of a disc herniation he treated with Cox® Technic and reduced pain…and the herniation on MRI!

Schedule a non-surgical Malverne chiropractic care appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness today. Together, we’ll determine where you’ve been on your back pain journey and set a path of correction and control for its future with the most appropriate treatment possible.

Malverne Health & Wellness gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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