Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 personally, domestically, and professionally. It is true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the understanding of the disc and the spine it houses. Understanding of Pensacola back pain continues to evolve, and one of the major milestones was relatively new in our human history. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center shares old and new findings on the disc and the back pain it brings about as well as the Pensacola 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 recent wonder. Keep in mind that the spine changes as it matures. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition changes. The disc’s center, nucleus pulposus, changes and decreases in size. (1) We know differently today, but in 1909, the disc herniation was assumed 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 didn’t 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 risen to the challenge in that time.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is usually centered on the disease and tends to focus on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to get rid of the cause of pain. Alternative medicine traditionally focused on a whole-body approach and has a tendency to concentrate 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 escalating in its valuing and use 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 points out that horizontal traction was very 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. Pensacola Spinal 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 is shown to reduce pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It reduces intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, widens the spinal canal area by 28%, and enlarges disc height by 17%. (6) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center relieves back pain due to disc herniation very effectively.

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Jake Bohnen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He discusses a case of a disc herniation he treated with Cox® Technic and reduced pain…and the herniation on MRI!

Schedule a non-surgical Pensacola chiropractic care appointment with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center today. Together, we will determine where you have been on your back pain journey and create a path of correction and control for its future with the most suitable treatment possible.

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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