Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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’s true for the comprehension of the disc and the spine it holds. Knowledge of Baton Rouge back pain continues to evolve, and one of the major milestones was rather new in our human history. Spine & Sports Rehab Center discloses past and current discoveries about the disc and the back pain it produces as well as the Baton Rouge chiropractic care that relieves 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 recent wonder. Remember that the spine changes as it grows older. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition changes. The disc’s center, nucleus pulposus, changes and gets smaller. (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 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 fewer than 100 years ago that the disc herniation was named a disc herniation and known as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have risen to the challenge in that time.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is usually focused 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 increase the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to decrease 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 all-encompassing care for spine pain conditions. For the disc herniation producing 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 quite helpful 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. Spine & Sports Rehab 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’s evidence-based 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic care appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center today. Together, we will determine 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.

Spine & Sports Rehab Center gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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