Dr. Lewis has helped many people in Joplin, MO recover from back pain, and a recent study confirms what we've seen in our practice. The authors carried out a study of 148 people with MRI-confirmed lumbar disc herniation causing back pain, sciatica, and radiating leg symptoms. Seventy nine patients dealt with from chronic lumbar disc herniation lasting longer than three months. Thirty seven subjects had herniated discs for less than four weeks at the start of the study.
All of the participants received chiropractic adjustments and individualized care. After two weeks, 70% of the subjects had significant progress in pain and disability; and at three months, 90% had substantial improvement. Even better, the improvements were sustained with over 80% of patients reporting improvement after one year.
If you reside in Joplin, MO, you need to know that you don't have to endure herniated discs or any other type of low back pain. Dr. Lewis is here for you. To see if we can help you, give our office a call at (417) 782-2504 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.