Dr. Weary has helped many people in Prescott, AZ recover from back pain, and a recent research study reinforces what we've seen in our clinic. Researchers carried out a study of 148 patients with MRI-confirmed lumbar disc herniation causing back pain, sciatica, and radiating leg symptoms. The majority of patients (79) suffered from chronic lumbar disc herniation lasting longer than three months. Thirty seven patients had disc herniations for less than four weeks at the start of the study.
All of the test subjects received chiropractic adjustments based upon the needs of each patient. After fourteen days, 70% of the participants had significant progress in pain and disability; and at three months, 90% had substantial improvement. Even better, the improvement was retained by patients, with over 80% of patients reporting improvement at the one-year mark.
If you reside in Prescott, AZ, you need to know that you don't have to suffer with disc herniations or any other type of back pain. Dr. Weary is here for you. To see if we can help you, give our office a call at (928) 778-2227 today for an appointment or consultation.
Lee, Serafin. Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniation receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one year follow-up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics 2014.37(3):155-163.