Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 personally, familiarly, and professionally. It’s true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the understanding of the disc and the spine it houses. Knowledge of Baton Rouge back pain keeps evolving, and one of the key milestones was rather recent in the history of man. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation shares old and new discoveries about the disc and the back pain it causes as well as the Baton Rouge chiropractic care that relieves that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The understanding of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves resulting in back pain and leg pain is a relatively new phenomenon. Keep in mind that the spine changes as it matures. The shape of the disc and the composition of it tissue 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) described 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 published the first report of surgically taking out 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 termed a disc herniation and recognized as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have risen to the challenge in those intervening years.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is usually focused on the disease and has a tendency to concentrate 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 concentrate on treatments that increase the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to decrease pain. (3) Nowadays, integrative medicine is escalating 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 resulting in low back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or arm pain, gentle flexion distraction spinal manipulation is relieving. A new study points out that horizontal traction was quite effective in causing 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 causing long-y axis distraction. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation concentrates in this treatment. Cox Technic is depicted as a non-thrust low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation that manages low back pain non-pharmacologically. It’s 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 enlarges disc height by 17%. (6) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation relieves 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 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation today. Together, we’ll determine where you’ve been on your back pain journey and make a path of correction and control for its future with the most appropriate treatment possible.

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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