Cervical disc herniations and Chiropractic care-New Study-Chiropractor NYC
Cervical disc herniations and Chiropractic care.
We have been treating patients with Cervical herniated disc in our Herniated disc NYC clinic using a combination of Chiropractic care, Cervical spinal decompression and Cox cervical flexion distraction. This was a recent study that was made available by the American Chiropractic Association.
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BenEliyahu et al. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Clinical Follow-up: Study of 27 Patients Receiving Chiropractic Care for Cervical and Lumbar Disc Herniations. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Volume 19, Number 9, November/December, 1996
Objective: To prospectively investigate the effect of chiropractic management on clinical and anatomical outcome of disc pathomorphology in previously magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-documented disc herniations of the cervical and lumbar spine.
Setting: Private practice.
Subjects: Twenty-seven patients with MRI-documented and symptomatic disc herniations of the cervical or lumbar spine. A prospective clinical case series.
Design: All patients were evaluated before commencement of chiropractic care by MRI scans for presence of disc herniations. Precare evaluations also included clinical examination and visual analog scores. Patients were then treated with a course of care that included traction, flexion distraction, spinal manipulative therapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitative exercises. All patients were re-evaluated by postcare follow-up MRI scans, clinical examination and visual analog scores. Percentage of disc shrinkage on repeat MRI, resolution of clinical examination finding, reduced visual analog pain scores and whether the patient returned to work were all recorded.
Results: Clinically, 80% of the patients studied had a good clinical outcome with postcare visual analog scores under 2 and resolution of abnormal clinical examination findings. Anatomically, after repeat MRI scans, 63% of the patients studied revealed a reduced size or completely resorbed disc herniation. There was a statistically significant association (p, .005) between the clinical and MRI follow-up results. Seventy-eight percent of the patients were able to return to work in their predisability occupations.
Conclusion: This prospective case series suggest that chiropractic care may be a safe and helpful modality for the treatment of cervical and lumbar disc herniations. A random, controlled, clinical trial is called for to further substantiate the role of chiropractic care for the non-operative clinical management of intervertebral disc herniation.
Dr. Steven Shoshany DC-Chiropractor NYC (212) 645-8151
This is a great study-when someone has a cervical herniated disc it can cause allot of pain and dysfunction like shooting or burning arm pain to name a few symptoms.
What I like best about the combining Spinal decompression with Chiropractic care is the fact that is non-drug and non-surgical and it actually allows the disc to return back to its normal position.
If you are looking for a spinal decompression clinic in San Francisco I recommend Executive Express Chiropractic.