16 - Chiropractic and Low Back Disc Bulges
Chiropractic and Low Back Disc Bulges
Approximately 80% of the population will have back pain at some point in time. Low-back and leg pain due to a herniated (bulging) intervertebral disc is one of the most severe and disabling forms of back pain.
Many treatment options are available that can be grouped into 2 categories: surgical and conservative care (includes Chiropractic care). It is generally recommended to try conservative care first before resorting to surgery.
A recent study evaluated the effectiveness of Chiropractic care for patients with disc herniations, the number of patients reporting improvement from Chiropractic care was very good, with nearly 70% of patients showing improvement after 2 weeks of treatment and 90% after 3 months, with no serious adverse events.
Chiropractic is a safe, effective treatment for spinal disc problems.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2014 (Mar); 37 (3): 155-163
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