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Manahawkin Disc Herniations Can Go Away

“There’s a disc herniation in your spine.” does not have to scare you. Conservative care helps lessen pain and even reduce the disc herniation. Surgery is not always needed. Conservative care appeared to shrink disc herniation and its related back pain. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center utilizes gentle spinal manipulation as part of the general Manahawkin chiropractic care treatment plan.


A recent research meta-analysis report, the top-level review of medical literature on a given topic, detailed 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 varied from 13.33% to 87.77%. The frequency of resorption was greater for a ruptured, non-contained disc (fragment) than a contained disc. Resorption rates varied by country from 60.68% in China to 83.52% in Korea. (In the US, the resorption rate was 61.66%.) The report stated that the resorption process primarily happened within 6 months of conservative treatment. (1) Another study regarding patient clinical outcomes in a single care center were evaluated for response to care of giant lumbar disc herniations. 41% of these patients’ "giant lumbar" discs showed resorption within 6 months, 37% in 6-12 months, and 32% after a year. The range of time for resorption was 1 month to 8 years. 59% of those who underwent conservative care had greater than 30% resorption. 25% experienced greater than 50% resorption. The authors of this study wrote that as long as there is no sign of progressive neurological deficit or cauda equina syndrome, conservative care was favored since resorption was more probable with these disc protrusions that extended into the spinal canal. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center concurs that in the absence of nerve injury and/or cauda equina symptoms, conservative treatment - like our gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation - is helpful. Starting with the initial, complete examination of symptoms to the treatment at each visit, our Manahawkin back pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often find relief and a reduction 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.

Make your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment soon. We’re here to lessen your fear of a disc herniation and help you realize back pain and neck pain relief!

Manahawkin chiropractic conservative care helps even giant disc herniations go away 
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