Severna Park Disc Herniations Can Go Away

“You have a disc herniation.” does not have to scare you. Conservative care helps decrease pain and even shrink the disc herniation. Surgery is not always required. Conservative care appeared to reduce disc herniation and its associated back pain. Back And Neck Care Center uses gentle spinal manipulation as part of the general Severna Park chiropractic care treatment plan.


A recent research meta-analysis report, the top-level review of medical literature on a given topic, detailed the spontaneous resorption of a lumbar disc herniation with conservative treatment. In 31 studies, the researchers found that the overall resorption rate was 70.39%. By type of disc, resorption rates ranged from 13.33% to 87.77%. The frequency of resorption was higher for a ruptured, non-contained disc (fragment) than a contained disc. Resorption rates varied by country from 60.68% in China to 83.52% in Korea. (In the US, the resorption rate was 61.66%.) The report stated that the resorption process primarily occurred within 6 months of conservative treatment. (1) Another study of patient clinical outcomes in a single treatment center were evaluated for response to care of giant lumbar disc herniations. 41% of these patients’ "giant lumbar" discs appeared on imaging to have resorbed within 6 months, 37% in 6-12 months, and 32% after 12 months. The timespan for resorption was 1 month to 8 years. 59% of those who underwent conservative care had more than 30% resorption. 25% experienced greater than 50% resorption. The authors of this study wrote that as long as there is no sign of progressive neurological deficit or cauda equina syndrome, conservative care was favored since resorption was more probable with these disc protrusions that were in the spinal canal. (2) Back And Neck Care Center concurs that in the absence of nerve injury and/or cauda equina symptoms, conservative treatment - like our gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation - is effective. Starting with the initial, thorough examination of symptoms to the care at each visit, our Severna Park back pain and neck pain patients with disc herniations often report relief and a reduction in their fear of a disc herniation and its impact on their life.

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how he used The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to relieve a patient with a large disc herniation.

Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment today. We’re here to reduce your fear of a disc herniation and help you find back pain and neck pain relief!

Severna Park chiropractic conservative care helps even giant disc herniations go away 
« View All Featured Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."