A herniated disc is a painful condition that often affects the low back and legs. If leftuntreated, it can become a chronic ailment, severely restricting your movement. Chiropractic is one of the most effective, non-invasive treatments that can put you up on your feet again.
In fact, research indicates that chiropractic treatment continued over several months is highly effective for treating herniated discs and problems related to it.
In a research study completed on approximately 150 patients who had herniated discs and suffered from acute pain in their lower back and legs, significant improvement was noticed inpatient pain levels across the months of the study.
Once the presence of a herniated disc was confirmed through an MRI, each patient under went chiropractic adjustments focused on the particular area of the herniated disc. Data collected at specific intervals (for example after 2 weeks, 4 weeks, six months to one year) were analysed to understand the short and long-term benefits and efficacy of chiropractic in the healing of disc herniation.
Researchers noted that apart from the data, the patients themselves reported significant improvement in their condition in both their lower back and legs.
Over 90% of the patients felt that their pain had greatly diminished after three months of chiropractic care while almost 88% reported that they were doing fine even a year after the treatment.
A case study following the treatment of a 26 year old male patient with a herniated disc,suffering excruciating pain in his lower back, left groin & leg region, along with muscle weakness and left foot drop showed great results of chiropractic in treating his condition. The patient had tried various treatment options for over two years after a sports injury led to a disc herniation.
After confirming his condition through MRI, his chiropractor started the treatment and the patient gradually responded positively. Within three months of treatment, the pain in various parts of his body had reduced significantly. Furthermore, the patient continued showing improvement and relief from pain even after a year.
Such research and case studies confirm the effectivness of chiropractic in treating herniated discs and providing long-term relief. Chiropractic is a totally non-invasive; painless procedure for treating herniated discs with no major reported complications that are usually associated with surgery.
Your chiropractor will first take a case history, examine your entire spine and perform functional and muscular tests, gaining a clearer picture of your health concern. After gathering this information, and combining information gained from diagnostic imaging, the chiropractor will then perform spinal adjustments that gradually encourage the herniated discs to ease and re-position into its normal position. The treatment may also include therapeutic exercises and other manual therapy, such as trigger point releases.
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