Herniated Disc Treatment

Study shows that 90% of people with herniated discs get better with chiropractic adjustments. If you live in Arlington, WA and have been diagnosed with a herniated disc or lower back pain, call Dr. Ernst today at (360) 659-8464 for an assessment.

Dr. Ernst has helped many people in Arlington, WA recover from back pain, and a recent study confirms what we've seen in our office: the authors performed a study of 148 patients with MRI-confirmed lumbar disc herniation producing back pain, sciatica, and radiating leg symptoms. The majority of patients (79) suffered from chronic lumbar disc herniation lasting longer than three months. Thirty seven patients had disc herniations for less than 4 weeks at the start of the investigation.

All of the test subjects received chiropractic adjustments based upon the needs of each person. After two weeks, 70% of the subjects had significant improvements in pain and disability; and at three months, 90% had substantial improvement. Even more important, the improvement was retained by patients, with over 80% of patients reporting improvement after one year.

If you reside in Arlington, WA, you need to know that you do not have to endure disc herniations or any other type of low back pain. Dr. Ernst is here for you. To see if we can help you, give our office a call at (360) 659-8464 today for an appointment or consultation.

References:

Lee, Serafin. Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniation receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one year follow-up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics 2014.37(3):155-163.