Suffering from Herniated Discs? Read on . . .
Herniated discs can be devastating if not treated properly from the start. This ground breaking study found that patients with herniated discs in their lumbar spine (low back) had relief with chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy. The results showed that “at 3 months, 90.5% of patients were “improved” with 88.0% “improved” at 1 year.”
This study looked at 148 patients (between ages of 18 and 65 years) with lower back pain and leg pain (lumbar herniated discs) – confirmed with MRI scans. Around 53% of patients suffered lumbar herniated discs less than 4 weeks duration, with the remainder being greater than 4 weeks. They received chiropractic manipulations, performed by a registered chiropractor and were followed up at 2 weeks, 1, 3, and 6 months, and 1 year after the initial consultation.
“Although acute patients improved faster by 3 months, 81.8% of chronic patients reported “improvement” with 89.2% “improved” at 1 year. There were no adverse events reported.”
Conclusions: “A large percentage of acute and importantly chronic lumbar disc herniation patients treated with chiropractic spinal manipulation reported clinically relevant improvement.”
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