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Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 individually, familiarly, and professionally. It is true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the comprehension of the disc and the spine it holds. Knowledge of Largo back pain continues to evolve, and one of the foremost milestones was rather recent in the history of man. Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares old and new findings on the disc and the back pain it brings about as well as the Largo 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 wonder. Remember that the spine changes as it matures. The shape of the disc and the composition of it tissue changes. The disc’s center, nucleus pulposus, changes and decreases in size. (1) We know better today, but in 1909, the disc herniation was thought 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 talked about by a pathologist named CG Schmorl. But it was not until 1934 when WJ Mixter and JS Barr published the first report of surgically taking out 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 less than a century ago that the disc herniation was termed 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 focused 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 focus on treatments that increase the body’s capability to heal itself (herbal supplements, Reiki, chiropractic, Tai chi, acupuncture, etc.) to reduce pain. (3) Today, integrative medicine is escalating 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 producing low back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or arm pain, gentle flexion distraction spinal manipulation is easing. A new report points out that horizontal traction was quite effective in producing a significant enlargement of average lumbar spine disc height and reduction in lumbar lordosis. (4) Such is available with the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management utilizing long-y axis distraction. Hollstrom & Associates Inc concentrates in this treatment. Cox Technic is depicted as a non-thrust low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation that manages low back pain non-pharmacologically. It’s evidence-based to decrease pain in chronic low back pain patients. (5) It decreases intradiscal pressure in the disc to as low as -192mmHg, widens the spinal canal area by 28%, and enlarges disc height by 17%. (6) Hollstrom & Associates Inc eases 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 Largo chiropractic care appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc today. Together, we will 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.

Hollstrom & Associates Inc gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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