By Zach Chudy Waukesha Chiropractor, Sep 25 2014 03:34PM
A recent study worked with 50 patients with MRI results showing cervical disk herniations associated with arm pain. Patients were treated with chiropractic care three to five times per week for the first two to four weeks and then one to three times per week thereafter until no more symptoms were reported.
Patients were evaluated at two weeks, one month, and three months. At two weeks 55.3% of all the patients reported significant improvement and none reported being worse.
At one month 68.9% were significantly improved, and by three months 85.7% were significantly improved with no patients being worse.
Authors concluded “There were no adverse events in this cohort of patients.”
Chiropractic care can help you with neck and or arm pain. This study shows that it will take time - however, the majority felt significantly better at just two weeks.
The largest degree of improvement came at three months with 85% of patients reporting significant improvement. So please be patient and put in the time - results do come as this study shows!
Too often we want things fixed immediately and quit after just a few weeks. This study reiterates the need to and benefits of sticking to the treatment plan, even with herniated discs.
Journal of Manipulative and Therapeutics
October 2013; Vol. 36; pp. 461-467
Cynthia K. Peterson, RN, DC, M.Med.Ed; Christof Schmid, DC; Serafin Leemann, DC; Bernard Anklin, DC; B. Kim Humphreys, DC, PhD
Chudy Chiropractic Clinic