Cross Chiropractic Center 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 is true for the knowledge of the disc and the spine it houses. Knowledge of Sandy Springs back pain continues to evolve, and one of the major milestones was rather new in the history of man. Cross Chiropractic Center shares old and new discoveries about the disc and the back pain it causes as well as the Sandy Springs chiropractic care that reduces that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The knowledge of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves resulting in back pain and leg pain is a relatively new wonder. Keep in mind that the spine changes as it grows older. 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 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 published the first report of surgically removing disc herniations in 19 patients. (2) (Unless it is published, it did not 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 grown to the challenge in that time.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is usually focused on the disease and tends to concentrate on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to remove the cause of pain. Alternative medicine usually focused on a whole-body approach and tends to concentrate 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 resulting in low back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or arm pain, gentle flexion distraction spinal manipulation is relieving. A new report 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 utilizing long-y axis distraction. Cross Chiropractic Center concentrates 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 shown to reduce 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) Cross Chiropractic Center eases back pain due to disc herniation very effectively.

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

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 Sandy Springs chiropractic care appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center today. Together, we will 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 proper treatment possible.

Cross Chiropractic Center gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
« View All Spine Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."