A recent study published in an international peer reviewed journal found that patients with neck pain as a result of cervical spine disc herniation respond favorably to Chiropractic adjustments1.
There were 50 patients in the Swiss study, who had symptoms consistent with nerve compression in the neck and after MRIs were conducted, it confirmed the presence of disc herniation (this is known as disc bulge or prolapsed disc). The report goes on to share that, “patients were treated with manual chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine at the site of the prolapsed disc, and investigators measured changes in signs and symptoms over a 3-month period. The study found 55.3% of patients had improved symptoms after just 2 weeks of Chiropractic care and furthermore, improvement continued over time, with 43 of the 50 patients (85.7%) reporting less pain at 3 months.”
In every case of a prolapsed disc, the severity is different so it is important to address each patient according to the injury; however, the Swiss study does add to the already growing number of published books, articles and medical literature that finds the majority of cases respond well to chiropractic care. If you are suffering from back or neck pain, the first step is to come in and get a thorough assessment completed and let Dr. Ashley recommend a treatment plan for you. Bonus: come into the office and get pain and stress relief by enjoying our new massage bed!
Life First Chiropractic promotes consistent chiropractic care which will restore function to the body, remove tension from the nervous system and tissues, and allow the healing power of the body to cure itself and function naturally. At Life First Chiropractic, we use varying methods and techniques to assess and correct areas of imbalance in the spine, with techniques that are suitable for pregnant moms, small kids and large adults. If you’re suffering from severe neck, back or arm pain, call Life First Chiropractic today on 954-941-4000 to schedule an appointment for a thorough examination and assessment. We are dedicated to your overall wellness and reducing pain, so you can live a full and energized life.
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- Peterson, C.K., Schmid, C., Leemann, S., Anklin, B. & Humphreys, B.K. Outcomes From Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Confirmed Symptomatic Cervical Disk Herniation Patients Treated With High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Spinal Manipulative Therapy: A Prospective Cohort Study With 3-Month Follow-Up. J Manipulative Physiol Ther2013: (13) S0161:4756.
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