Groton Disc Herniations Can Go Away

“There’s a disc herniation in your spine.” doesn’t have to scare you. Conservative care helps reduce pain and even reduce the disc herniation. Surgery is not always needed. Conservative care has been shown to reduce disc herniation and its related back pain. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office uses gentle spinal manipulation as part of the overall Groton chiropractic care treatment plan.


A new research meta-analysis report, the top-level review of medical literature on a given topic, reported on the spontaneous resorption of a lumbar disc herniation with conservative treatment. In 31 studies, the researchers revealed that the overall resorption rate was 70.39%. By type of disc, resorption rates ranged from 13.33% to 87.77%. The resorption rate was higher for a ruptured, non-contained disc (fragment) than a contained disc. Resorption rates differed by country from 60.68% in China to 83.52% in Korea. (The US resorption rate was 61.66%.) The report said that the resorption process mainly occurred within 6 months of conservative treatment. (1) Another study of patient clinical outcomes in a single treatment center were evaluated for response to care of giant lumbar disc herniations. 41% of these patients’ "giant lumbar" discs revealed resorption within 6 months, 37% in 6-12 months, and 32% after 12 months. The range of time for resorption was 1 month to 8 years. 59% of those who went through conservative care had greater than 30% resorption. 25% had greater than 50% resorption. The authors of this study wrote that as long as there is no sign of progressive nerve damage or cauda equina syndrome, conservative care was preferred since resorption was more likely with these disc protrusions that were in the spinal canal. (2) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office agrees that in the absence of nerve injury and/or cauda equina symptoms, conservative treatment - like our gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation - is effective. Starting with the initial, complete examination of symptoms to the care at every visit, our Groton back pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often find relief and a decrease in their fear of their disc herniation and its effect on their life.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates his use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to relieve a patient with a large disc herniation.

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment today. We’re here to contain your fear of a disc herniation and help you realize relief of neck and back pain!

Groton chiropractic conservative care helps even giant disc herniations go away 
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