We've helped many patients in Bonita Springs, FL over the years who were battling with back problems, and some of those folks had been diagnosed with a herniated disc. Previous research has established that chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to relieve the pain of disc herniation in the low back and other research has shown that it can relieve herniations in the cervical spine, too.
Now a recent case report adds to our knowledge of the advantages of chiropractic care for disc herniations. This report focuses on a 45-year-old patient who had a 2-year history of "chronic mild low back pain and right buttock pain." The patient reported a worsening of the radiating pain down her right leg, and also reported intermittent tingling in her right foot. These are all signs of neurological issues, and are serious symptoms.
The person 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 month of home exercises and therapy.
The patient documented a "significant improvement in her low back pain and radiculopathy. In addition, she achieved some improvement in balance."
This case study confirms what we see in our Bonita Springs, FL practice: chiropractic care is great for cutting down on the pain of disc herniations without pills or risky surgical treatment.
If you suffer from chronic back pain, chiropractic can help. Give our office a call at (239) 495-1166 today for an appointment. We're conveniently located in Bonita Springs, FL 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.