We have helped many people in Florham Park, NJ over the years who were plagued by back pain, and some of those individuals had been diagnosed with a herniated disc. Earlier research has demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments can be an excellent way to relieve the pain of disc herniation in the low back and other research has confirmed that it can relieve herniations in the neck, too.
Now a recently-published case report improves our knowledge of the benefits of chiropractic care for disc herniations. This study discusses a 45-year-old patient who had a 2-year history of "chronic mild low back pain and right buttock pain." The individual reported a worsening of the radiating pain down her right leg, and also experienced occasional tingling in her right foot. These are all indications of neurological issues, and are serious symptoms.
The individual sought help from a chiropractor, who treated the patient with chiropractic adjustments and "advanced myofascial release therapy." The treatment consisted of 2 weeks of adjustments and an additional four weeks of exercise and rehab.
The patient reported a "significant improvement in her low back pain and radiculopathy. In addition, she achieved some improvement in balance."
This article reinforces what we see in our Florham Park, NJ practice: chiropractic is great for cutting down on the discomfort of disc herniations without pills or high-risk surgical treatment.
If you suffer from persistent back pain, chiropractic can help. Give our office a call at (973) 845-6282 today for a consultation. We're conveniently located in Florham Park, NJ for all of your chiropractic care.
Alagha B. Chiropractic and rehabilitation management of a patient with extraforaminal entrapment of L4 nerve with balance problem. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2014;Nov 11.