Friday, December 16, 2011

Manipulation or Microdiskectomy for Sciatica ?

From: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010 Oct;33(8):576-84.

Spinal manipulation (sometimes referred to as a 'spinal adjustment') is the Chiropractors primary therapy. Microdiscectomy is a surgical procedure which removes a portion of the facet joint (part of the spine) as well as a portion of the herniated disc which is "pinching" the nerve root.

This study concluded: "Sixty percent of patients with sciatica who had failed other medical management benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention. Of 40% left unsatisfied, subsequent surgical intervention confers excellent outcome. Patients with symptomatic LDH failing medical management should consider spinal manipulation followed by surgery if warranted."

Conclusions: Have sciatica ? Considering the surgical options ? Why not try Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation which, according to this study, has a 60% chance of giving you the same outcome as if you were to have surgery. If all else fails, the surgical option is always available right ? Well, why not try non-surgical VAX-D Spinal Decompression Therapy.

Dr. Hindocha performs Chiropractic therapy and non-surgical Spinal Decompression therapy in San Mateo, California. Have you been diagnosed with Sciatica, a Herniated, Bulging or "Slipped" disc ? Call Peninsula Spine & Sports Rehabilitation at (650) 347-2225 to find out if you can benefit with Chiropractic care or VAX-D Spinal Decompression therapy.


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