Can you be conservative in treating low back pain due to spinal disc problems? Instead of undergoing corrective surgery, can your condition be resolved with chiropractic treatment for back pain in Bergen County areas? Take a look at the details of a recent experiment, and perhaps you’ll be encouraged to give it a try.
In a study published in the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, researchers from Switzerland found that a large majority (90.5%) of 148 test subjects with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) responded well to spinal manipulation, with an 89.2% “improvement” rate. Acute and chronic cases of low back pain, leg pain, and MRI-confirmed LDH all exhibited improvement.
The purpose of this study was to document outcomes of patients with confirmed, symptomatic lumbar disc herniations and sciatica who were specifically treated with side posture high-velocity, low-amplitude, spinal manipulation to the level of the disc herniation…
It was not surprising that there were few predictors of “improvement” identified from the baseline variables as previous studies have also struggled to find reliable predictors of improvement in LBP patients.14, 18 However, chronicity of complaint was a predictor for early improvement with acute patients having better outcomes at 2 weeks, most likely due to the natural history of this condition as previously mentioned…
At 3 months, 90.5% of patients were “improved” with 88.0% “improved” at 1 year. Although acute patients improved faster by 3 months, 81.8% of chronic patients reported “improvement” with 89.2% “improved” at 1 year. There were no adverse events reported.
The researchers also stressed that therapy was tailored to the disc problem’s specific location. By using the results of an MRI scan, the chiropractic therapists targeted the exact herniated part of the each patient’s spine. Therefore, your treatment will more likely be successful if it’s individualized and based on accurate diagnosis.
Aside from spinal manipulation, other chiropractic therapies may be prescribed to treat bulging discs. Interventions like spinal decompression helps you restore the optimal position and mobility of the bones on your back. As a result, your spinal discs receive much needed nutrients like water and oxygen, which can lead to their eventual healing.
To know if non-surgical back pain relief in Bergen County areas is for you, you can consult a reputable practice, such as the MedWell Spine, OsteoArthritis & Neuropathy Center. Offering a specialized care program that is customized to your condition and symptoms, the pain management specialists can help you find effective, non-invasive options to restore your health and wellness.
(Source: Outcomes of Acute and Chronic Patients With Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Confirmed Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Herniations Receiving High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude, Spinal Manipulative Therapy: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study With One-Year Follow-Up, Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, March 10, 2014)