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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- SMT and Pain Relief
- And Finally, a Story about Regression of Lumbar Disc Herniation
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #718 recorded July 17, 2020
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SMT and Pain Relief
There is some evidence and anecdotal reports that high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) for non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) may immediately reduce pain in some patients.
The mechanism for such a change remains unclear and the evidence is conflicting.
The aim of a recent study, published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, was to seek consensus among a sample of expert manual therapists as to the possible clinical predictors that could help identify patients who are most likely to receive instant relief from NSLBP with SMT intervention.
In the study’s conclusion, Five categories; patient factors, practitioner factors, signs and symptoms of NSLBP presentation, an instrument of measurement (FABQ), and the presence of cavitation following SMT best describe the overall characteristics of the factors.
The 18 factors identified in this study can potentially be used to create an instrument of measurement for further study to predict those patients with NSLBP who will receive instantaneous relief post-SMT.
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Regression of Lumbar Disc Herniation
Symptomatic disc herniation is the most common disc pathology and can result in substantial disability and poor quality of life.
A recent study published in the European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, present a male patient who was diagnosed as having lumbar disc herniation at L3/L4 and L4/L5 levels with nerve root entrapment.
The patient sought chiropractic treatment for severe back pain which lead to trouble walking. After 7 months of a medical/chiropractic intervention, complete pain relief and recovery of muscle weakness were achieved.
At 11-month follow-up, the regression of the herniated discs was documented on MR imaging. This case presentation aims to raise a reappraisal of our knowledge of intervertebral disc herniation in regard to the natural history, the components of herniated material and possible mechanisms behind hernia regression, which holds the key to treating this problem.
Through the translation of research evidence into practice, current guidelines recalibrate instructions on the diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic disc herniation.
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