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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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, domestically, and professionally. It is true for medicine – allopathic and alternative - too. It is true for the understanding of the disc and the spine it holds. Understanding of Ashburn back pain continues to evolve, and one of the major milestones was rather new in the history of man. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares old and new discoveries about the disc and the back pain it causes as well as the Ashburn chiropractic care that relieves that back pain.

HISTORY OF THE DISC HERNIATION

The knowledge of disc herniation as a compressive force on spinal nerves causing back pain and leg pain is a relatively recent wonder. Keep in mind that the spine changes as it grows older. The spinal disc’s shape and tissue composition changes. The disc’s center, nucleus pulposus, changes and gets smaller. (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 wasn’t 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 termed a disc herniation and known as such! Allopathy and alternative medicine like chiropractic have grown 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 remove the cause of pain. Alternative medicine traditionally focused 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 decrease pain. (3) Today, integrative medicine is growing in its valuing and utilization 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 states 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 causing long-y axis distraction. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 is evidence-based 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 discusses a case of a disc herniation he treated with Cox® Technic and reduced pain…and the herniation on MRI!

Schedule a non-surgical Ashburn chiropractic care appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 appropriate treatment possible.

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn gently treats the disc herniation causing back pain.
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