A Spinal Manipulative Therapy or Lumbar Nerve Root Injections comparative study

Herniated discs, especially those that result in pain down the leg are troubling for  athletes, weekend warriors or just the regular Joe/Jane.  I am sure there are people who avoid seeing a chiropractor because they have been told that they have a herniated disc. They have been told by others that a chiropractic adjustment would make them worse and to not go see one.

I treat people with herniated discs, sciatic, and back pain every day.  This is what I treat the most in my practice.  Spinal Manipulative Therapy, the chiropractic adjustment,  is often a part of a person’s treatment.  It does help and this paper shows that. The paper even shows that spinal manipulation has similar effects to medical procedures.

Exercise: Z-lying position

Z-lying Position

The z-lying position, lying the supine lie,  is often an exercise I use for those dealing with back pain.  While in this position, you are to focus on relaxing.  If this isn’t comfortable then another position may be needed. As you relax in this position focus on breaking from the belly. When you inhale you should feel your belly rise and your sides expand out.  As you exhale these collapse in.  Spend some time here relaxing and breathing.