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Largo Disc Herniations Can Go Away

“There’s a disc herniation in your spine.” doesn’t have to scare you. Conservative care helps lessen pain and even shrink the disc herniation. Surgery isn’t always necessary. Conservative care has been shown to shrink disc herniation and its related back pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc utilizes gentle spinal manipulation as part of the general Largo 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 disc type, resorption rates varied from 13.33% to 87.77%. The rate of resorption was higher 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 said that the resorption process primarily happened within 6 months of conservative treatment. (1) Another study regarding patient clinical outcomes in one treatment center were evaluated for response to treatment of giant lumbar disc herniations. 41% of these patients’ "giant lumbar" discs revealed 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 more than 30% resorption. 25% had greater than 50% resorption. The authors of this study stated that as long as there is no sign of progressive neurological deficit or cauda equina syndrome, conservative care was preferred as resorption was more likely with these disc protrusions that were in the spinal canal. (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc agrees that when there is no sign of nerve injury and/or cauda equina symptoms, conservative treatment - like our gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation - is effective. Starting with the initial, complete examination of symptoms to the care at each visit, our Largo back pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often find relief and a reduction in their fear of a 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 help a patient with a large disc herniation.

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Largo chiropractic conservative care helps even huge disc herniations go away 
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