The Novelli Wellness Center Treats Disc Herniation Pain

Disc herniations can bring about back pain and leg pain for some. The Novelli Wellness Center welcomes those disc herniation pain patients. Gentle, relieving treatment without surgery is what we deliver. Buffalo, NY back pain patients are relieved when they find us!

DISC HERNIATION: Size, Weight, Sleep

What matters when a disc causes back pain? Its size? Its weight? Its effect on quality of life? Spinal researchers have generated data and published that how the painful disc appears on imaging doesn’t really matter. The size and shape of an intervertebral spinal disc’s protruded nucleus pulposus has no link to a what a patient’s symptoms may be or how a patient feels. (1) The weight of a disc fragment did not correlate with the duration of symptoms or severity of pre- or post-operative leg pain nor post-operative leg pain or back pain improvement, the percentage of spinal canal occupation, herniation classification, or vertebral level. The size of the lumbar disc herniation didn’t have much effect on clinical outcomes. (2) Chronic lower back pain and sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation adversely affected sufferer’s quality of sleep. Treatment improved patient perception of pain in visual analog scale (VAS) scores as well as in the PSQI Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index scores. (3) Relieving chiropractic treatment of a pain-producing disc entails reducing the risk of recurrent back pain episodes as well as decreasing the pain of the current episode.

MANAGING BACK PAIN AND RISK OF ITS RECURRENCE

Once you’ve experienced a disc herniation and its resulting back pain, you do not want it again! The Novelli Wellness Center gets that and shares that managing - as conservatively as possible - the disc herniation is more realistic than curing it. 6.05% of lumbar discectomy surgery patients had a re-current disc herniation. What brought that on? On their own, factors like age, BMI, current smoking status, heavy lifting, degenerative facet joint disease, operation time, and the time it took to ambulate after surgery impacted the risk of recurrent disc herniation. Combined, older age, male sex, high body mass index (BMI), and early ambulation were significant factors in the recurrence or a lumbar disc herniation. Controlling weight, not lifting heavy items, and exercising were suggested risk reducers. (4) One new study reported that the amount of sedentary time probably did not increase the risk of a new bout of low back pain as much as the amount and type of physical activity. (5) Pain relief comes more as a roller coaster than a straight hill to no pain. A disc herniation is like a bruise on an apple making the apple (and by comparison, the spine) never quite the same again. That’s where The Novelli Wellness Center comes in with a treatment plan that makes sure you understand the disc herniation, how to nutritionally take care of it, how to exercise to return it to strength and keep it strong, and how to do activities of daily living to prevent (re)injury. A recent systematic review of ways to approach the management of back pain revealed 10 approaches: manipulation/mobilization, psychological/behavioral, advice to stay active/bed rest, reassurance, antidepressants, NSAIDS, opioids, muscle relaxants, and paracetamol. (6) The Novelli Wellness Center encourages walking, moving, careful lifting, and especially being treated with gentle, safe, effective Cox® Technic spinal manipulation!

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the realistic expectations back pain patients can have with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment soon. Disc herniation sufferers are invited to our practice for relief and a plan for controlling its future effect on life. 

The Novelli Wellness Center offers non-surgical treatment for relief of disc herniation related back pain.  
 
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