We have helped many patients in West Seattle, WA year after year who were plagued by back pain, and some of those patients had been diagnosed with a herniated disc. Previous research has demonstrated that chiropractic care can be an excellent way to relieve the pain of disc herniation in the lumbar spine and other research has confirmed that it can relieve herniations in the neck, too.
Now a recent case study adds to our understanding of the advantages of chiropractic for disc herniations. This study examines 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 reported occasional prickling in her right foot. These are all symptoms of neurological problems, 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 home exercises and rehab.
The patient reported a "significant improvement in her low back pain and radiculopathy. In addition, she achieved some improvement in balance."
This case study reinforces what we see in our West Seattle, WA office: chiropractic is great for decreasing the pain of disc herniations without medications or risky surgical treatment.
If you are suffering from recurring back pain, chiropractic can help you. Give our office a call at (206) 258-4886 today for a consultation. We're conveniently located in West Seattle, WA 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.