Over 80% of the population suffers with back pain and a big culprit is lumbar disc herniations. People seeking help want the best herniated disc treatment. Many people go to orthopedic doctors and pain management doctors that prescribe risky and costly procedures. A recent study
shows chiropractic’s effectiveness in relation to nerve root injections. The study itself indicated that chiropractic and nerve root injections were equally successful, but looking at the data, one can see the chiropractic patients were more satisfied in their pain assessment and overall improvement. You can read the details of the study: click here
In brief, the study compared self reported pain and “improvement” by 102 patients suffering with confirmed lumbar disc herniations who were treated by either chiropractic adjustments or nerve root injections. Over 76% of the Chiropractic patients reported feeling improvement after treatment, compared to just over 62% of patients receiving the steroid injections. In regards to pain, the chiropractic patients also had better better results with 60% having significant reductions in pain, compared to 53% of injection patients.
The study reports only a slight reduction in costs with chiropractic at $558.75 and the injections at $729.61. If you calculate the savings, it comes to 23% and in a country where health care expenditures are thru the roof this is rather significant. If you extrapolate out the number of injections that are performed over the less risky chiropractic adjustments, the numbers are astronomical. Patients with low back pain don’t have to risk the side effects and highers costs of steroid injections as this is another study that shows chiropractic is the best herniated disc treatment.
Chiropractors, like Dr. Russell Brokstein at Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold, NJ are helping patients receive the best herniated disc treatment that is conservative, safe and cost effective. Chiropractic treatment isn’t only covering up the symptoms like steroid injections objective is. Chiropractic is actually correcting the cause of the dysfunction that is causing the pain so you can once again enjoy your normal daily activities. For more information about Dr. Russell and his practice click here.