We've helped many patients in Saint Paul, MN over the years who were battling with back pain, and some of those individuals had been diagnosed with a bulging disc. Previous studies has shown that chiropractic adjustments can be an excellent way to relieve the pain of disc herniation in the lumbar spine and other studies have confirmed that it can relieve herniations in the cervical spine, as well.
Now a new case study adds to our knowledge of the advantages of chiropractic care for disc herniations. This article focuses on a 45-year-old woman who had a 2-year history of "chronic mild low back pain and right buttock pain." The individual described a worsening of the radiating pain down her right leg, and also experienced occasional prickling in her right foot. These are all indications of neurological complications, and are serious symptoms.
The patient sought help from a chiropractic physician, 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 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 article confirms what we see in our Saint Paul, MN office: chiropractic is great for decreasing the discomfort of disc herniations without medications or risky surgery.
If you suffer from chronic back pain, chiropractic can help. Give our office a call at (651) 644-3900 today for a consultation. We're conveniently located in Saint Paul, MN 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.