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herniated disc

Dealing with a Herniated Disc

You may know if you have a herniated disc. Your head, neck or back may be very painful. Neck and head pain can be caused by a disc bulge, whereby increasing pressure is placed on the space between the discs of the spinal cord. The pain can be "made even worse by sitting and standing” (Eyerman, 1998).

Leaving your condition alone may actually compress and increase the pain. "Decompressing the over pressurized disc should allow for healing and repair of disc prolapse, herniation and annulus tears.” By decompressing the spine, the disc would potentially not cause as much pain and discomfort.

When addressing a herniated disc, you should receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment procedure. Luckily, non-surgical treatment options are available.

Treatments for a Herniated Disc

Spinous offers chiropractic and spinal decompression therapy, including treatments for a herniated disc. Conveniently located in lower Westchester, Dr. Amidror serves clients in Westchester County, Fairfield and the Bronx. Treatments are tailored to each individual patient and may focus on decompression of the disc and spine. It is our goal to quickly transforming patients from being pain-ridden to pain-free.

Improving the disc contact with the blood supply may help to heal the herniation (Komari et al., 1996). Decompression has also been shown to rehydrate the disc (Guehring et al., 2006).

"Three patients with a ruptured lumbar disc had contrast medium and radiographic images taken during and after a lumbar traction procedure. The protrusions were shown to lessen considerably with the 30 minute prone traction sessions and a dimpling of the outer annulus suggested a negative intradiscal force was created.” (Mathews, 1968)

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical traction that is used as treatment for a herniated disc in the neck and lower back. Anyone who has back, neck, arm or leg pain may be helped by spinal decompression therapy.

Sources:
Croft, Arthur. 2007. Human Intervertebral Disc Herniation: the 50% Solution. The Journal of the Texas Chiropractic Association.
Guehring T, et al.: Disc distraction shows evidence of regenerative potential in degenerated intervertebral discs as evaluated by protein expression, magnetic resonance imaging, and messenger ribonucleic acid expression analysis. Spine. 2006 Jul 1;31(15):1658-65.
Komari H, et al.: The Natural History of Herniated Nucleus with Radiculopathy. Spine 21: 225-229, 1996.
Mathews, JA: Dynamic Discography: A Study of Lumbar Traction. Annls of Phys Med, IX (7), 265-279, 1968.
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