Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 individually, familiarly, and professionally. It’s true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It’s true for the understanding of the disc and the spine it houses. Knowledge of Groton back pain keeps evolving, and one of the key milestones was relatively new in the history of man. Hutter Chiropractic Office shares old and new discoveries about the disc and the back pain it causes as well as the Groton chiropractic care that reduces that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The understanding of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves causing back pain and leg pain is a relatively recent 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 decreases in size. (1) We know better today, but in 1909, the disc herniation was assumed 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 wasn’t 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 do not get credit for it!) So it was fewer than 100 years ago that the disc herniation was termed a disc herniation and recognized as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have grown to the challenge in that time.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is traditionally focused on the disease and has a tendency to focus on symptom-specific treatment (usually pharmacological or invasive) to remove the cause of pain. Alternative medicine usually centered on a whole-body approach and has a tendency to focus on treatments that stimulate the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to decrease pain. (3) Today, integrative medicine is escalating in its valuing 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 easing. A new report points out that horizontal traction was quite effective in causing a significant enlargement of average lumbar spine disc height and reduction in lumbar lordosis. (4) Such is available with the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management utilizing long-y axis distraction. Hutter Chiropractic Office specializes 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 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 increases disc height by 17%. (6) Hutter Chiropractic Office eases back pain due to disc herniation quite effectively.

CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office

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 Groton chiropractic care appointment with Hutter Chiropractic Office today. Together, we’ll determine where you have been on your back pain journey and set a path of correction and control for its future with the most suitable treatment possible.

Hutter Chiropractic Office gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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