Vancouver Spine Care Centre Treats Disc Herniation Pain

“You have to know where you came from to know where you are going.”

It’s true for all of us individually, domestically, 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. Knowledge of Vancouver back pain keeps evolving, and one of the key milestones was rather new in the history of man. Vancouver Spine Care Centre discloses old and new discoveries about the disc and the back pain it brings about as well as the Vancouver chiropractic care that reduces 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 phenomenon. Remember that the spine changes as it grows older. 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 assumed 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 circulated the first report of surgically getting rid of disc herniations in 19 patients. (2) (Unless it is published, it did not happen…and you do not get credit for it!) So it was fewer than 100 years ago that the disc herniation was named a disc herniation and known as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have risen to the challenge in that time.

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 get rid of the cause of pain. Alternative medicine usually focused 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 decrease pain. (3) Nowadays, integrative medicine is growing in its appreciation and use of the best of both.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR DISC HERNIATION

Chiropractic care is all-encompassing 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 relieving. A new study points out that horizontal traction was very effective in producing a significant increase in average lumbar spine disc height and reduction in lumbar lordosis. (4) Such is available with the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management causing long-y axis distraction. Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 is shown to decrease pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It decreases intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, opens the spinal canal area by 28%, and enlarges disc height by 17%. (6) Vancouver Spine Care Centre eases back pain due to disc herniation very effectively.

CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre

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 Vancouver chiropractic care appointment with Vancouver Spine Care Centre today. Together, we’ll figure out where you’ve been on your back pain journey and set a path of correction and control for its future with the most proper treatment possible.

Vancouver Spine Care Centre gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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