Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology 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 comprehension of the disc and the spine it houses. Knowledge of Plymouth back pain keeps evolving, and one of the foremost milestones was relatively new in the history of man. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology shares old and new discoveries about the disc and the back pain it produces as well as the Plymouth 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 new phenomenon. Remember that the spine changes as it grows older. 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) 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 getting rid of disc herniations in 19 patients. (2) (Unless it is published, it did not happen…and you don’t get credit for it!) So it was less than a century ago that the disc herniation was named a disc herniation and recognized as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have grown to the challenge in those intervening years.

ALLOPATHY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Allopathic medicine is traditionally 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 tends to concentrate 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 growing 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 causing low back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or arm pain, gentle flexion distraction spinal manipulation is easing. A new report states that horizontal traction was quite helpful in producing a significant increase in 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. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology specializes in this treatment. Cox Technic is described as a non-thrust low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation that manages low back pain non-pharmacologically. It’s shown to decrease 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) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology relieves back pain due to disc herniation quite effectively.

CONTACT Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology

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 Plymouth chiropractic care appointment with Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology today. Together, we’ll figure out where you’ve been on your back pain journey and create a course of correction and control for its future with the most appropriate treatment possible.

Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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