Chiropractic management and manipulative therapy for MRI documented cervical disk herniation
A ChiroSecure Research Update
Abstract: This case study reports on three cases of patients with documented cervical disk herniations, who responded to chiropractic management and manipulative therapy.
Discussion: Three patients complaining of neck pain with radiation of pain and tingling into the upper extremities had positive magnetic resonance imaging scans consistent with cervical disk herniations. They also had positive neurophysiologic testing with positive thermography scans and electrodiagnostic studies.
The patients were prescribed a treatment regimen consisting of chiropractic management including bracing, physiotherapy, cervical manipulative procedures, traction and exercises. The patients responded well to care as evidence by posttreatment MRI, electrodiagnostic studies, clinical exam findings and thermography scan findings.
Conclusion: Patients with and without nerve root compression secondary to cervical disk herniation can and do respond well to chiropractic care. Chiropractic management of this condition can and should be employed prior to more invasive treatment.
Reference: Beneliyahu DJ. Chiropractic management and manipulative therapy for MRI documented cervical disk herniation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1994 Mar-Apr;17(3):177-85. PMID: 8006533. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8006533/