Regrettably, many of our Buffalo patients experience the pain caused by a herniated disc all too well. On a positive note, Buffalo Family Chiropractic Wellness, P. C. has helped many people with disc pain, and a number of medical studies have confirmed that chiropractic can help patients recover from this kind of condition.
In one report, doctors from Switzerland recruited 148 patients who were suffering with pain in their low back and legs due to a disc herniation (which was confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI). Each person then received chiropractic adjustments that focused on the area of his or her disc issue.
Results were obtained after the first treatment session at set intervals--namely, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year to determine what type of short-term and long-term effects, if any, chiropractic care offers when it comes to treating this particular problem. Among the data obtained was the person's self-reported changes in both low back and leg pain.
Researchers found that, as a whole, the patients reported "significant improvement" for both types of pain every time the results were collected. In fact, over 90% of the individuals claimed that their pain "improved" within the first three months, with 88% still citing improvement one year after their first treatment session.
Even those people who were defined as "chronic" still claimed an improvement in pain at a rate of 89% one year beyond when treatment first began. This is the same positive result that was found in the following case study.
In this report, a 26-year-old man had presented with disc herniation symptoms such as pain in the lower back, left leg, and left groin area, along with left foot drop and muscle weakness. He had endured these problems for more than two years after sustaining a sports injury, and his herniated disc was confirmed via MRI.
After receiving chiropractic, "The patient responded favorably and his multi-symptom complex resolved within 90 days of treatment." In addition, the patient was still enjoying relief one year after the chiropractic intervention.
Studies like these show how beneficial chiropractic can be when it comes to alleviating herniated disc pain and reducing the symptoms they produce. So, if you are suffering from back ache caused by a herniated disc and want to find some relief, chiropractic may be an effective solution.
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