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Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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, 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 holds. Awareness of Manahawkin back pain continues to evolve, and one of the key milestones was rather recent in the history of man. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares old and new findings on the disc and the back pain it brings about as well as the Manahawkin chiropractic care that relieves that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The knowledge of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves resulting in back pain and leg pain is a relatively new wonder. Remember that the spine changes as it ages. The shape of the disc and the composition of it tissue changes. The center part of the disc, nucleus pulposus, changes and decreases in size. (1) We know differently today, but in 1909, the disc herniation was believed to be a tumor. In 1930, a neurologist (T Alajouanine) and surgeon (D Petit-Dutaillis) described their surgical experiences with disc herniations that were initially studied by a pathologist named CG Schmorl. But it was not until 1934 when WJ Mixter and JS Barr published the first report of surgically removing disc herniations in 19 patients. (2) (Unless it is published, it didn’t happen…and you don’t get credit for it!) So it was fewer than 100 years ago that the disc herniation was named a disc herniation and identified 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 centered on the disease and tends 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 concentrate on treatments that stimulate the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to reduce pain. (3) Today, integrative medicine is growing in its appreciation and use 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 study states that horizontal traction was very helpful in producing a significant enlargement of 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. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center concentrates 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 reduce pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It reduces intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, opens the spinal canal area by 28%, and increases disc height by 17%. (6) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center relieves back pain due to disc herniation quite effectively.

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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 Manahawkin chiropractic care appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center today. Together, we will determine where you’ve been on your back pain journey and create a course of correction and control for its future with the most suitable treatment possible.

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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