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Spengel Chiropractic 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’s true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It’s true for the knowledge of the disc and the spine it holds. Awareness of McHenry back pain keeps evolving, and one of the key milestones was rather new in the history of man. Spengel Chiropractic discloses past and current findings on the disc and the back pain it causes as well as the McHenry 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 new phenomenon. 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 gets smaller. (1) We know better 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 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 removing 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 named a disc herniation and known as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have grown to the challenge in those intervening years.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is traditionally focused on the disease and has a tendency to focus on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to get rid of the cause of pain. Alternative medicine usually focused on a whole-body approach and has a tendency to focus on treatments that increase the body’s ability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to reduce pain. (3) Today, integrative medicine is growing in its appreciation 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 causing 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 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. Spengel Chiropractic concentrates 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’s shown to decrease pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It reduces intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, opens the spinal canal area by 28%, and increases disc height by 17%. (6) Spengel Chiropractic 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 presents a case of a disc herniation he treated with Cox® Technic and reduced pain…and the herniation on MRI!

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

Spengel Chiropractic gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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